Gender Studies in Lithuania: An Overview from Time and Distance

Prof. dr. Dalia Leinartė is a historian, author and current member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She is the former chair of the CEDAW ), professor at Vytautas Magnus University, and Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. In 2018, Apolitical selected her as one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world. Dalia writes for the Lithuanian public broadcaster, Lithuanian Radio and Television ( on human rights, gender equality, feminism, and issues of nationalism and history. She held the position of Chair of the Gender Studies Center at Vilnius University for almost twenty years. Dalia has won several prestigious international academic awards, the Fulbright (2002-2003) and a scholarship of the American Association of University Women (2005-2006).