Karolis Dambrauskas is a junior researcher in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the Institute of Sociology at the Lithuanian Centre of Social Sciences. His interests lie in nationalism, ethnicity, national minorities, and anthropology of post-socialism; his doctoral dissertation looked at the nexus of post-socialist land restitution and ethnicity (‘Mapping Ethnicity-Property Nexus: Framing and Negotiating Ethnicity in the Process of Land Restitution in South-Eastern Lithuania‘, 2022). As an independent expert, Karolis was involved in projects and research on minority contributing to following international projects: “Minority Institutions in Post-Communist Europe” (Queen’s University, Canada), “Minority Participation and Representation in National Societies” (EURAC Research, Bolzano Italy). Karolis Dambrauskas has published on national minorities in Lithuania as well as on relationship between nationalism and the economy.
During his stay in Queens, March- June 2023 Karolis will be working on the project focussing on land restitution and ethnic minorities in (south-eastern) Lithuania, with a tentative title: “Post-socialist propertization”
Dambrauskas, K. 2021. Re-interpretation of the Nationalism-Economy Nexus: Nation-State Building via Neoliberal Reforms During Post-Socialist Transformations in the Baltic States.//Filosofija. Sociologija. Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla. 2021, T. 32, Nr. 2, p. 141-149. ISSN 0235-7186.
Dambrauskas, K., Baradziej, E. 2021. “Don’t tell me that I don’t exist”:The construction and practice of Macedonian national identity.// Anthropology of East Europe Review, 37(1). p. 156-170. ISSN 2153-2931.
Dambrauskas, K. 2017. Minority Response to Ethnic Democracy: Poles in Lithuania after EU Accession.//Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, 2017. Vol. 3. No 4, p. 66-86. ISSN 2416-089X.