Team

CURRENT TEAM

Ainė Ramonaitė (principal investigator) is Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University.

Mažvydas Jastramskis is an associate professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University.

Jūratė Kavaliauskaitė is lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University.

Vaidas Morkevičius is senior researcher at the Institute of Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology and at the Kaunas University of Technology.

Ieva Petronytė is lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University and director of the Institute of Civil Society.

 

PREVIOUS TEAM

Ainė Ramonaitė is Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University. Her research areas include electoral behaviour, political attitudes, social networks and civil society. She is principal investigator of the Lithuanian National Election Study. In the National Election Study she analyzed the role of social structure and social cleavages, party identification, and political values of Lithuanian voters.

Jūratė Kavaliauskaitė is lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University. In the National Election Study she analyzed the role of political leadership, personalization and personality traits of politicians in the electoral behaviour, she also worked on issues of mass media bias during electoral campaign in 2012. Other academic interests of Jūratė Kavaliauskaitė include hydrid/ postmodern forms of political communication, politics of popular and visual culture, aestheticization of politics, sociology of laughter and its place in political studies.

Rūta Žiliukaitė is Associate Professor at the Sociology Department, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University. In the  Lithuanian National Election Study she analyzed voter turnout, social networks and voting behaviour, and issue voting.  Other academic interests of Rūta Žiliukaitė include civil society and dynamics of values in contemporary Lithuanian society.

Mažvydas Jastramskis is lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) at the Vilnius University since 2013. He completed his studies in Comparative Politics at the IIRPS in 2009, having obtained the degree of MA in Political Science. From 2009 to 2013 he was a PhD student at the IIRPS and also worked as both teaching assistant and research associate in several research projects. In 2013 he published and publicly defended doctoral dissertation on the electoral volatility in the Lithuanian local elections. His priorities in teaching and research include quantitative methods, electoral behaviour, party systems and radical right political movements.

Laima Nevinskaitė, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Sociolinguistics, Institute of the Lithuanian Language. Until 2014 she was working as a lecturer and researcher in the field of mass communication at Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Her research interests include studies of the public sphere, media use, and media sociolinguistics. In the National Election Study she analyzed the nature of the election campaign (including features of modern and postmodern campaign and audience fragmentation), and the influence of the campaign on voters´ decision.