Associate Professor, PhD
Department of Sociology
Vytautas Magnus University
Jonavos 66, Kaunas 44191
Areas of Specialization
- Sociology of religion
- religious diversity and religious fundamentalism
- new religions
- new religious movements
Areas of Interest
- Religion and gender
Major Relevant Publications
- Ališauskienė, M. 2009. Spirituality and Religiosity in the Art of Living Foundation in Lithuania and Denmark: Meanings, Contexts and Relationships. Subcultures and new religious movements in Russia and East-Central Europe. Eds. Wiliams, Ch., Ramanauskaite, E., McKay, G., Goddard, M., Foxlee, N. Peter Lang. P. 339-364.
- Ališauskienė, M. 2011. "Freedom of Religion in the Baltic States: a Sociological and Legal Analysis". Spaces and Borders. Current Research on Religion in Central and Eastern Europe. Eds. Andras Mate-Toth, Cosima Rughinis. 133-151. Berlin, New York: Walter De Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-022813-7.
- Ališauskienė, M. 2012. The New Age Milieu in Lithuania: Popular Catholicism or Religious Alternative? Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Eds. Milda Ališauskienė & Ingo W. Schröder. 151-168. Surrey: Ashgate.
- Ališauskienė, M. 2012. Religious education in Lithuania. The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education. Eds. Derek H. Davis & Elena Miroshnikova. Oxon: Routledge. 212-216.
- Ališauskienė, M., Schröder, I.W. (eds.) 2012. Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Surrey: Ashgate
Other Information of Interest
- Since 2001 a co-founder and member of the board of New Religions Research and Information Centre.
- Since 2001 - The International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (ISORECEA), since 2014 – General Secretary.
- Since 2005 – member of Lithuanian Sociological Association, since 2011 - member of council.
- Since 2011 – head of the board of Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions (LSSR).
- Since 2012 – member of European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR).
- Since 2012 – member of International Association for History of Religions (IAHR). Since 2009 – member of International Society for the Study of New Religions, since 2013 – Vice-President