Rosita Garškaitė is studying for a PhD at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science since 2018. Her dissertation focuses on the lay political thinking about the European Union by observant Catholics. She is also a junior researcher in a project “Postcommunist Transformation as Dismantling of the Soviet Modernity” and a lecturer of introduction to political science.
Research interests: religion and politics, public opinion on European integration, post-communist transformation, interpretive research.
“In the Name of the Family,“ (with Jogilė Ulinskaitė), Ninna Mörner, ed. CBEES State of the Region Report 2021: The Many Faces of the Far Right in the Post-Communist Space. A Comparative Study of Far-Right Movements and Identity in the Regionon. Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2022, 106-114. http://sh.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1640388/FULLTEXT01.pdf
„Democracy (and Science) in Translation. Interview with Frederic C. Schaffer“. Politologija, 100(4), 153-167, 2020. https://doi.org/10.15388/Polit.2020.100.5
„Catholicism and the Support for European Integration: A Critique of the Methodological Underpinnings“. Chrześcijaństwo-Świat-Polityka, 25, 2021. https://doi.org/10.21697/CSP.2021.25.1.12
Selected conference papers
„Threats and safeguards: Political reasoning about the EU by Lithuanian Catholics“. Conference „Christian Identity in National, Transnational and Local Space“, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2022.
„What do Catholics talk about when they talk about European integration? Between Euroscepticism and EU Support“. ISA RC22 mid-term Conference „Religion, Politics and Uncertainty: Shifting Boundaries“, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2021.
„The Many Faces of EU Support: Elucidation of a Concept“. 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association „Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures“, Barcelona, Spain, 2021.
„Talking about Brexit with Lithuanians: A Cognitive Anthropological Approach to EU Support“. Fifth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies „Post-Socialist (dis)Orders“, Tartu, Estonia, 2021.
„Research on Catholicism and Support for European Integration: A critique of the Methodological Underpinnings“. 2nd Biennial Conference on Religion and Politics„Secularism as a challenge for politics and political science“, Warsaw, Poland, 2019.