Dovile Budryte

Dr. Dovile Budryte

Professor of Political Science

  • Office C-1225
  • Office Phone 678.407.5756
  • Cell Phone 678.478.5275
  • Email Address dbudryte@ggc.edu
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Biography

Dovile Budryte, Ph.D, is a professor of political science at Georgia Gwinnett College. Her areas of interest include democratization, gender studies and nationalism. She was a 2004 National Endowment for the Humanities grant recipient, 2000-01 Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (New York) Fellow, and a 1998-99 Fellow at the College for Advanced Central European Studies at Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Her publications include articles on minority rights and democratization in the Baltic states and three books, Taming Nationalism? Political Community Building in the Post-Soviet Baltic States (2005), Feminist Conversations: Women, Trauma and Empowerment in Post-Authoritarian Societies (co-edited with Lisa M. Vaughn and Natalya T. Riegg, 2009) and Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates (co-edited with Erica Resende, 2013).

Recently she has published articles in peer-reviewed special issues of The Journal of Baltic Studies, Humanities and co-edited a special issue of Ethnicity Studies on transnational memory. Her current research agenda is reflected in a recent essay published in E-International Relations. In 2016, she recorded a webinar for the University System of Georgia Faculty Development Monthly Series on the use of intersectionality concept in teaching political science. Budryte has delivered invited talks at various colleges and universities internationally, including Florida International University, University of Cincinnati, University of Latvia, Vilnius University (Institute of International Relations and Political Science), Warsaw University, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (Center for The Study of War and Society).

Education

  • Doctorate – international studies – Old Dominion University
  • Master of Arts – international studies – Old Dominion University
  • Bachelor of Arts – communications
  • Studies in Journalism – Vilnius University, Lithuania

Academic Interests

  • Democratization
  • Minority rights/gender studies
  • Memory politics
  • Eastern Europe
  • Baltic studies

Distinctions

  • University System of Georgia Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award, FY 2015 
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2014
  • Nominee, the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies 2006 book prize
  • Ann Austin Johnston Outstanding Faculty Member Award (the highest award for teaching at Brenau University), 2004
  • Greek Council Faculty Member of the Year (the highest award for campus service and teaching at Brenau University; selected by students), 2004
  • Elected to serve on the AABS (Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies) Board of Directors as the vice president for publications, 2016–2018.