Dr. Monika Kareniauskaite specializes in Soviet and post-Soviet history, law, gender and criminality. Her research and interests cover criminal prosecution systems in Soviet and post-Soviet Lithuania and the USSR, anti-Soviet resistance, Soviet political trials and deportations, the dissident movement and the culture of remembrance in the former Eastern Bloc, and techniques of digital humanities. In 2017 she received a Ph.D. in History (Vilnius University). She has been a Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland, 2013-2014), a project coordinator and research assistant at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial (2015), a leader of a research project on gender-based violence in twentieth-century Lithuania, a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University (2019), and a visiting scholar at Bremen University, The Research Centre for East European Studies (2021).
Researcher, Research Project Coordinator, Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of History; Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences