Rūta Dapkūnaitė

Junior Research Fellow | BICEPS


Rūta Dapkūnaitė is an anthropologist, who has completed MA in Social Anthropology at Vytautas Magnus University, attained the Southern Illinois University Certificate in Intercultural Understanding and currently pursuing her PhD on the topic of displacement of people through the anthropological perspective. Trained in social and applied anthropology, experienced in international relations, project management and development research, Rūta has professional experience in Lithuania, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Cambodia, USA. Her research interests include migration studies and refugees, the poverty concept in different communities, cultural diversity and differences, consumption and the consumer society, technological impact on society, kinship, human rights. Rūta is a member of Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) at Stanford University.


E-mail: ruta.dapkunaite[at]vdu.lt