2022 AABS Conference Divisions

The 2022 AABS Conference’s program is divided into nine broad divisions. The divisions represent a wide spectrum of subject areas, each focusing on a set of topics currently relevant to corresponding fields. AABS conducted interviews with several division chairs to preview the conference.

History, Memory, and Jewish Studies

  • Aldis Purs, Affiliate Assistant Professor University of Washington
  • Monika Kareniauskaitė, Senior Historian-Researcher, Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania

Politics, International Relations, Economics

  • Didzis Kļaviņš, Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Advanced Social and Political Research Institute
  • Ginta Palubinskas, Professor of Political Science, West Virginia State University.

Economics and Business

  • Aurelija Ulbinaitė, Associate Professor at Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • Arnis Sauka, Professor, Head of the Centre for Sustainable Business, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Sociology, Anthropology, and Gender Studies (Joint Interview with co-chairs)

  • Ieva Zaķe, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Millersville University
  • Neringa Klumbyte, Associate Professor Department of Anthropology, Miami University

Communication and the Media (Joint Interview with co-chairs)

  • Asta Zelenkauskaitė, Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Communication, Drexel University
  • Andris Straumanis, Associate Professor Communication and Media Studies, University of Wisconsin River Falls

Literature and Linguistics

  • Solvita Burr, Visiting Lecturer of Latvian, University of Washington (Interview)
  • Inga Daraškienė, Visiting Lecturer of Lithuanian, University of Washington (Interview)

Arts, Music and Religion

  • Andres Kurg, Senior Researcher, Institute of Art History, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn (Interview)
  • Kevin Karnes, Associate Dean for the Arts and Professor of Music, Emory University

Libraries and Museums

  • Michael Biggins, Slavic, Baltic, and East European Studies Librarian University of Washington
  • Epp Annus, Lecturer, Ohio State University and Senior Researcher, Estonian Literature Museum (Interview)

Education, Digital Humanities, and Technology

  • Gabriele Salciute Civiliene, Lecturer in Digital Humanities Education,  King’s College London (Interview)
  • Vilma Zydziunaite, Director of the Institute of Educational Research, Vytautas Magnus University (Interview)

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2022 AABS Conference at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington is now open!

Conference registration rates for the conference are listed below for AABS members and non-members. We encourage you to become an AABS member and receive all the benefits of membership including access to the Journal of Baltic Studies, newsletter, and membership news. 

The conference registration includes three keynote talks and receptions, a Journal of Baltic Studies sponsored continental breakfast, and graduate student luncheon for students.

Registration levels

    $50 – Student Registration AABS Member

    $100 – Regular Registration AABS Member

    $100 – Student Registration Non-AABS Member

    $150 – Regular Registration Non-AABS Member