Dovilė Budrytė

Dovilė Budrytė (Ph.D., International Studies) is currently a Professor of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College in the United States where she teaches a variety of courses, including International Relations, American Government and Current Global Issues.  She has taught college classes in the United States since 1999, and has received several awards for teaching, including the state-wide University System of Georgia Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. Dr. Budrytė has held fellowships at Europa University Viadrina, Aalborg University, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and pursued teaching related research on a Silberman scholarship at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in summer 2015. In Fall 2015 she is on academic leave and teaches "Memory and Trauma in World Politics: Beyond the Nation State?" at the IIRPS VU, Lithuania. 


  • Memory and Trauma in World Politics: Beyond the Nation State?

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Research fields: trauma education, memory politics, gender studies, identity politics

BOOK: Engaging Difference: Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in Multicultural Environments (co-editor with Scott Boykin), forthcoming in 2016 (under contract with Rowman and Littlefield Education)
BOOK: Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates (co-editor with Erica Resende), Routledge, 2013
BOOK: Feminist Conversations: Women, Trauma and Empowerment in Post-Transitional Societies (co-editor, with Lisa M. Vaughn and Natalya T. Riegg), University Press of America, 2009
BOOK: Taming Nationalism? Political Community Building in the Post-Soviet Baltic States, Ashgate Publishers, 2005
SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE: Beyond the Nation? In Search of Global Connections Between Traumatic Memories (co-edited with Erica Resende), a special issue of Ethnicity Studies/Etniškumo Studijos, 2015/2, forthcoming
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “Points of Memory in the Narrative of a Former Resistance Fighter: Gendered Dimensions of the Lithuanian Partisan War and Displacement,” Journal of Baltic Studies, special issue “Baltic Socialism(s) Remembered: Memory and Autobiography since 1989,” forthcoming in 2016 (passed peer review)
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “From Ethnic Fear to Pragmatic Inclusiveness? Political Community Building in the Baltic States, 1988-2004,” Ethnicity Studies/Etniškumo studijos, no. 1/2 (2011), pp. 14-41
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “ ‘We Did Not Keep Diaries, You Know’: Memories of Trauma and Violence in the Narratives of Two Former Women Resistance Fighters,” Lituanus, vol. 57, no. 3 (2011), pp. 59-71
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “The Experience of Trauma and Political Activism: A Case Study of Women ‘Agents of Memory’ in Lithuania,” Journal of Baltic Studies, vol. 41, no. 3 (2010), pp. 331-50
Reprinted in Memory and Pluralism in the Baltic States—Rethinking the Relationship, edited by Eva-Clarita Pettai, Routledge, 2011, pp. 55-74
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “Minority Rights and the Majority’s Insecurities: Building Tolerant Political Communities in the Post–Soviet Baltic States,” Essays in Arts and Sciences, vol. 34, no. 2 (2005), pp. 37-54
JOURNAL ARTICLE: “We Call It ‘Genocide’: Soviet Deportations and Repression in the Memory of Lithuanians,” BRIDGES: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 9, no. 3/4 (2002), pp. 223-51
Reprinted in The Genocidal Mentality, edited by Robert Frey, Rowman and Littlefield/University Press of America, 2004, pp. 79-100
BOOK CHAPTER: “Transnational Memory as Traveling Trauma: Lithuanian Traumatic Memory after World War II,” in Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates, edited by Erica Resende and Dovile Budryte, Routledge, 2013, pp. 168-81
BOOK CHAPTER: “Džiunglių” pamokos (The Lessons of “The Jungle,” in Lithuanian), an introductory chapter to the Lithuanian edition of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, Aukso žuvys, 2012, pp. 51-56
BOOK CHAPTER: “War, Deportation and Trauma in the Narratives of Former Women Resistance Fighters” in Maps of Memory: Exile and Identity in the Testimonies of Gulag Exiles, edited by Violeta Davoliūtė and Tomas Balkelis, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore Press, 2012, pp. 137-52
BOOK CHAPTER: “European Norms, Local Interpretations: Minority Rights and Related Discourses in Lithuania after EU Expansion,” in Diversity and the European Union, edited by Elisabeth Prügl and Markus Thiel, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 221-33
BOOK CHAPTER: “From ‘Dirty Laundry’ to Human Rights Concern? International Norms and Gender Violence in Armenia and Lithuania,” in Women, Trauma and Empowerment in Post–Transitional Societies, edited by Dovile Budryte, Lisa M. Vaughn and Natalya T. Riegg, Rowman and Littlefield/University Press of America, 2009, pp. 33-50
BOOK CHAPTER: “Lithuania: Progressive Legislation without Popular Support” (with Vilana Pilinkaite-Sotirovic), in Minority Rights in Eastern and Central Europe, edited by Bernd Rechel, Routledge, 2009, pp. 151-65
BOOK CHAPTER: “New Initiatives in Lithuania’s Foreign Policy after the Dual Enlargement,” in Global and Regional Challenges: A Baltic Outlook, edited by Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar and Tiago Marques, Tallinn University Press, 2006, pp. 63-85
BOOK CHAPTER: “Democratisation of History? Remembering Stalinist Deportations and Repression in the Baltic States,” in Enlarging European Memory: Migration Movements in Historical Perspective, edited by Mareike Koenig and Rainer Ohliger, Jan Thorbecke Verlag (Osfildern), 2006, pp. 125-34
BOOK CHAPTER: “The Idea of Europe in Selected World History Textbooks Used in the United States” (with Charles Perrin), in Transatlantic, edited by Camelia Elias and Andrea Birch, Aalborg University Press, 2006, pp. 41-54
BOOK CHAPTER: “Lithuania’s New In/Security: Transatlantic Tensions and the Dilemma of Dual Loyalty,” in The Baltic States and Their Region: New Europe or Old?, edited by David J. Smith, Rodopi Publishers, 2005, pp. 41-65
BOOK CHAPTER: “The Dilemma of ‘Dual Loyalty’: Lithuania and Transatlantic Tensions,” in Old Europe, New Europe and the US: Renegotiating Transatlantic Security in the Post 9/11 Era, edited by Blagovest Tashev and Tom Lansford, Ashgate Publishers, 2004, pp. 151-72
BOOK CHAPTER: “Yesterday’s Embitterments and Today’s Politics: Ethnic Restructuring and Its Aftermath in the Baltic States,” in Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in 20th Century Europe, edited by Rainer Münz and Rainer Ohliger, Frank Cass Publishers, 2003, pp. 206-220
BOOK CHAPTER: “Coming to Terms with the Past: Memories of Displacement and Resistance in the Baltic States,” in Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition, edited by Robert Cribb and Kenneth Cristie, RoutledgeCurzon, 2002, pp. 118-38
ENCYCLOPEDIA ESSAYS: “Political Activities” and “Political Empowerment,” in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well Being Research, edited by Alex C. Michalos and peer-reviewed, Springer, 2014, pp. 4862-64 and 4876-79
ENCYCLOPEDIA ESSAYS: “Lithuania,” “Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania,” and “International Commission to Investigate Crimes against Humanity,” in Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, edited by Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 286-93, pp. 218-22, and pp. 137-41
ENCYCLOPEDIA ESSAYS: “Empowerment,” “Nation,” “Nationalization,” and “Transitional Regimes,” in The Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by George T. Kurian and peer-reviewed, CQ Press, 2011, pp. 504-5, pp. 1074-75, pp. 1084-85, and pp. 1681-82
ENCYCLOPEDIA ESSAY:“Women in the Russian Military Since 1992,” Encyclopedia of Russian Women’s Movements, edited by Norma C. Noonan and Carol Nechemias, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001, pp. 354-56
Fourteen book and film reviews in Ab Imperio, BRIDGES: An Interdisciplinary Journal, The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, Contemporary Security Policy, International Politics, Journal of Baltic Studies, Nations and Nationalism, Nationalities Papers and Oral History Review