The European Studies Council and Baltic Studies Program present:
Monika Kareniauskaite, Spring 2019 Joseph P. Kazickas Postdoctoral Associate in European Studies and Senior Historian-Researcher at the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania: “Crime and Punishment: USSR, Lithuania and Post-Soviet Transformation.”
Her work is on criminal law and criminal justice in Lithuania and in the Soviet Union after 1917. She also focuses on anti-Soviet resistance, Soviet political trials and deportations, the dissident movement, and historical memory and the culture of remembrance in the former Eastern Bloc and USSR. In 2017 she received a Ph.D. in History from Vilnius University, where she also completed B.A. and M.A. degrees in History. She has been a Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (2013-2014), and a project coordinator and research assistant at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (2015-2016). As part of this work she co-authored the section on Lithuania in the study Honoring Civil Courage: Developing Suggestions to Improve the Situation of Victims of Communist State Crimes. Dr. Kareniauskaitė also currently heads a research project at Vytautas Magnus University dedicated to gender-based violence in twentieth-century Lithuania.
Dr. Kareniauskaitė is co-author and co-editor of the book Anti-Communist Opposition in Poland and Lithuania – a Similar, Common, or Parallel Phenomenon? (Vilnius, 2015). Some of her most recent works appears in the article “Gulag Prisoners, Deportees and Their Family Members in the Lithuanian SSR Under and After Stalinism: Legal, Ideological and Social Definitions,” published in Histories (Un)Spoken. Strategies of Survival and Social-Professional Integration in Political Prisoners’ Families in Communist Central and Eastern Europe in the ’50s and ’60s (Münster, 2017).