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Migle Bareikyte

Migle Bareikyte
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  • 10/2016 - 10/2020: PhD thesis "Internet as Infrastructure in Post-socialist Lithuania", defended on October 14, 2020 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 10/2012 - 07/2015: M.A. "Media and Political Communication", Freie Universität Berlin
  • 09/2010 - 06/2012: M.A. "Social and Political Critical Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 10/2008 - 06/2009: Erasmus Semester, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 09/2006 - 06/2010: B.A. "Communication Sciences / Publishing", Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Winter term 2020/21:

  • S 28534: Critical Approaches to Digital Media Economies (with Ingo Dachwitz)
  • 10/2016 –now: Researcher and Fellow at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Research Training Group “Cultures of Critique” funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the Center for Digital Cultures (CDC).
  • 06/2015–09/2016: Researcher at nexus institute (spin-off of Technical University of Berlin), Research in the project “CivicBudget” concerned with digital participatory budgeting tool development (project product: OSS for participatory budgeting process; partners: Inria, UCL Berkeley/Citris Innovation Lab, Missions Publiques, nexus Institut, TU Berlin), funded by: European Institute of Innovation & Technology. Conceptual and methodological project development (EU level, state level), communication and coordination with partners. Topics: critical infrastructures, digitalisation, security research
  • 12/2012 –05/2015: Student Assistant at Legal Foundations of Politics (prof. Brigitte Kerchner), Otto-Suhr-Institute, Free University of Berlin with the focus on M. Foucault’s discourse theory in political sciences
  • 10/2012 –08/2013: Research Associate at “Studienkolleg zu Berlin”, Berlin-based research program jointly supported by the German National Academic Foundation and Hertie Foundation (http://www.studienkolleg-zu-berlin.de/)
  • 2007 –2015: Freelance journalist for an independent website dedicated to culture and arts „ORE.LT” (www.ore.lt), Fields of interest: digital technologies, new social movements, migration.

Talks, Conferences, Workshops (Selection):

  • Work in Retreat Residency at the Nida Art Colony in Nida, Lithuania
  • 09/2019 Discussion participant in the event “News from Elsewhere” about cultural politics in Poland and Lithuania at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 07/2019 Talk: “Shifting Dependencies? On the Internet Development in Post-Socialist Lithuania” at the ICOHTEC symposium “Technology and Power” at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  • 06/2019 Talk: “Internet as Infrastructure in Lithuania” at the “Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age” conference at the University of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg
  • 05/2019 Talk: “In-between State Becoming –the Politics of Multiplicity Today” at MO museum in Vilnius, Lithuania (together with V. Rusinaitė)
  • 02/2019 Participant: Method workshop with the focus on ethnographic research. At: Zentrum für Sozialweltforschung und Methodenentwicklung, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 01/2019 Discussion participant in the context of the exhibition“Waiting for Another Coming”and the latest issue of cultural magazine “Obieg” at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • 07/2018 Talk: “Internet as Infrastructure Developmentin Lithuania” at theEASST Conference in Lancaster, UK
  • 09/2018 Chair at the international conference „Digital Cultures: Knowledge/Culture/Technology”at the Leuphana University (Panel on Gaming and Smart City)
  • 1/2018 Co-organisation of the international workshop qualitative research methods “Fields of Critique” at the Leuphana University
  • 11/2017 Co-organisation of the international workshop on media politics Post-X Politics at the Leuphana University
  • 10/2017 Talk: “Internet as Infrastructure development in Lithuania” at the workshop “Wie forschen mit den Science and Technology Studies” (“How to research with STS”), University of Siegen
  • 07/2017 Participation at Global Emergent Media Lab (Concordia University, Canada) Summer Instituteat Centro Kim’s in Salemi, Sicily
  • 05/2016 Talk: presentation of the project “CivicBudget”(EIT Digital) at the Participatory Budget conference at the Harvard Kennedy School at the Harvard University, USA
  • 06/2013 Presentation of the research results on the Internet effects for political decision making processes based on fieldwork in Sweden, Iceland, Germany, UK in the framework of “Studiekolleg zu Berlin” program at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, Germany
  • 03/2011 Talk: “Narrating Other Europe: Reproducing the Eastern European Identity in the Films of Šarūnas Bartas” at the international workshop organised by “Kioskprojects” for young artists and critics “Spheres of Power” in Berlin, Germany