Jūratė Kavaliauskaitė

Lecturer of the Institute of International Relations (Vilnius University), works at Alma Mater since 2009. Research interests: unconventional and aestheticized forms of politics, active citizenship and public communication, politics of laughter, as well as cultural contention in Soviet era, Soviet subjectivity and memory studies.

Syllabus:

  • Galia ir komunikacija
  • Piliečių balsas: demokratija, subpolitika ir naujosios viešosios erdvės
  • Magistrinis koliokviumas

Additional Information:

Email: jurate.kavaliauskaite [eta] tspmi.vu.lt

 

Publications:

Books

 

Kavaliauskaitė, J. (with A. Ramonaitė, Klumbys, V.) (eds.), 2015, „Kažkas tokio labai tikro“: nepaklusniosios sovietmečio visuomenės istorijos. Sakytinės istorijos šaltinių rinkinys. (‘Something, So Absolutely Real: Histories of Contentious Society of the Soviet Era’. Collection of Oral Histories’). Vilnius: Aukso žuvys.

Kavaliauskaitė J. (with A. Ramonaitė) (eds.), 2012, Sąjūdžio ištakų beieškant: nepaklusniųjų tinklaveikos galia (Searching for the Origins of Sąjūdis: the Power of Contentious Networking). Vilnius: Baltos lankos.

 

Publications in books and scientific journals

Kavaliauskaitė, J. (with A. Ramonaitė), 2015, „Free from the Soviet Regime: Self-subsistent Society in Soviet Lithuania“, in Katarzyna Korzeniewska et al. (eds.) Lithuanians and Poles and against Communism after 1956. Parallel Ways to Freedom? Vilnius: Bernardinai.lt, pp. 257 – 284.

Kavaliauskaitė J., 2015, „Autentiškumo eksperimentai: ką reiškė prapulti Vilniaus senamiesčio ‚Bermudų trikampyje‘?“ (‘Experiments of Authenticity: What did it Mean to Immerse into the ‚Bermuda Triangle‘ of Vilnius Old Town?‘). In Ramonaitė, A. (ed.), Nematoma sovietmečio visuomenė (Invisible Society of Soviet Times). Vilnius: Naujasis židinys – Aidai, pp. 62-104.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2014, „Alexei Yurchako politiškumo samprata: vėlyvojo sovietmečio ar mąstymo apie tai paradoksai?“ (‘Alexei Yurchak on the Political: Paradoxes of the Late Soviet Era or of Thinking about the Soviet?‘). Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas, 2(35), pp. 236-251.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2014, „Asmenybės ar vertybės? Lietuvos partijų lyderiai rinkėjų akimis ir politikos personalizacijos ribos.“ (‘Personalities or Values? Lithuanian Party Leaders in the Eyes of Voters and the Limits of Personalisation of Politics’). Politologija, 1(73), pp. 129-178.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2014, „Simpatijų politiniams lyderiams galvosūkis: ar svarbios asmeninės politikų savybės?“ (‘Puzzle of Political Leaders‘ Popular Appeal: do Personality Traits of Politicians Matter?‘). In A. Ramonaitė (ed.), Kaip renkasi Lietuvos rinkėjai? Idėjos, interesai ir įvaizdžiai politikoje (How does a Lithuanian voter choose? Ideas, interests and images in politics) Vilnius: VU leidykla, pp. 179-201.

Kavaliauskaitė J., 2014, ‘The Secret of Political Leaders' Personal Appeal: (How) Do Personality Traits Matter?‘. Baltic Journal of Political Science, 3, pp. 113-133.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2014, ‚Žiniasklaidos tikrovė ir tendencingumas: kaip atrodo politinės partijos ir lyderiai?“ (‘Media Reality and Bias: how are Political Parties and Leaders Represented?‘). In A. Ramonaitė (ed.), Kaip renkasi Lietuvos rinkėjai? Idėjos, interesai ir įvaizdžiai politikoje. Vilnius: VU leidykla, pp. 234-260.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., Mikailienė, Ž., 2012, „‘Vakarų palytėtųjų‘ autonomija sovietmečiu: nuo hipių iki Roko maršų per Lietuvą (‘The Western Thrust‘ and Autonomy during Soviet Era: from Hippies to Rock Marches across Lithuania‘. In Kavaliauskaitė J., Ramonaitė, A. (eds.), Sąjūdžio ištakų beieškant: nepaklusniųjų tinklaveikos galia (Searching for the Origins of Sąjūdis: the Power of Contentious Networking). Vilnius: Baltos lankos.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2012, „Tarp prigimties ir tautos: žaliųjų pirmeiviai sovietmečio Lietuvoje“ (‘Between Nature and Nation: Initiators of the Greens in Soviet-era Lithuania‘). In Kavaliauskaitė J., Ramonaitė, A. (eds.), Sąjūdžio ištakų beieškant: nepaklusniųjų tinklaveikos galia. Vilnius: Baltos lankos.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2009, „Tautos prisikėlimo partija ženklo tikrovės akivaruose“ (‘National Ressurection Party in the Quag of Sign Reality‘). In Ramonaitė, Ainė (ed.), Partinės demokratijos pabaiga? Politinis atstovavimas ir ideologijos (The End of Party Democracy? Political Representation and Ideologies). Vilnius: Versus Aureus, pp. 248-306.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2009, „Televizijos juoko kultūra ir viešumos žaltvykslės“ ('Television Laughter Culture and the Will-o'-the-Wisp of Public Spehre‘). In Vinogradnaitė, Inga (sud.), Kalbėjimas paraštėse: alternatyvios viešosios erdvės Lietuvoje (Discourse on Margins: Alternative public spheres in Lithuania). Vilnius: Versus Aureus, pp. 155-218.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2009, ‘Hybrid entertainment television: viewership of the Lithuanian Dviracio Sou‘. In Krikmann, Arvo, Laineste, Liisi (eds.), Permitted laughter: socialist, post-socialist and never-socialist humour. Tartu: EKM Teaduskirjastus, pp. 95 - 119.

 

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2008, ‘Chimeras of terror: disciplining Roma identity in Lithuania‘. Alternatives, 33, pp. 153-172.

Kavaliauskaitė, J., 2007, ‘Seriocomic television: the public sphere à la Colbert Report“. Lithuanian Political Science Yearbook 2006. Vilnius: Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lithuanian Political Science Association, pp. 54-86.

 

Papers and presentations in international conferences (2011-2016) 

Complications in nation/nature nexus? Heterogeneity of eco-activism on the verge of the 1989 revolutions. International conference ‘Political Ecology, Environmentalism and Greens in the Centre and East of Europe: Past, Present and Prospects‘,Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2-3 June 2016.

(How) did Political Novices Defeat Jean Baudrillard? Analysis of Visual Advertising of National Resurrection Party in Lithuania. 9th ECPR General Conference, Université de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 26-29 August 2015.

Craving for the Road (Out): Uneasy Alternative of the Urban Sub-Cultural Milieu in Late Soviet Lithuania. International Conference ‘Disclosing Invisible Society: Informal and Concealed Social Networks under Communism‘, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. 5-6 December 2014.

(with A. Ramonaitė) What does it mean to be a (non)Soviet Individual? Soviet Realities in the Eyes of Lithuanian Society. National Conference of Lithuanian Sociologists ‘Sociological Forms of Space and Time‘,  Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014 11 14

The Secret of Political Leaders' Personal Appeal: (How) Do Personality Traits Matter? 8th ECPR General Conference, University of Galsgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 3-6 September 2014.

This Ain't Mere Eco-Nationalism: Undervalued Cultural Roots of the Lithuanian Green Movement.  XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology ‘Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology‘, Yokohama, Japan,13-19 July 2014.

Personalisation of Politics in Lithuania. International Conference ‘Successful Democracies on the Periphery?‘, Ośrodek Myśli Politycznej, Krakow, Poland, 10 October 2013.

Has Image Killed Ideology? Not Yet. Impact of Voter’s Value Orientations on Perception of Political Leader’s Personality. 7th ECPR General Conference, Sciences Po, Bordeaux, France, 4-7 September 2013.

 

Participation in research projects (2011-2016)

‘Lithuanian National Election Study 2016‘ (2016-2018). Grant: Research Council of Lithuania

 ‘Soviet Life as Oral History: Challenges in Memory (Re)construction‘ (2016 – 2018). Grant: Research Council of Lithuania.

‘invisible Society of Soviet-era Lithuania: the Revision of Distinction between Systemic and Non-systemic Social Networks‘ (October 2012 – September 2015. Global Grant, no. Vp1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K. 

 ‘Lithuanian National Election Study 2012‘ (March 2012 – May 2014). Grant: Research Council of Lithuania. 

European research project on the European Parliament Elections 2014. Initiated and led by Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2014)

‘The Phenomenon of Sąjūdis: Network Analysis of Civic Movement‘ (August 2009 08 – December 2011). Grant: Research Council of Lithuania.