Egdunas Racius (PI)       
Vytautas Magnus University, Cultural Studies

Egdunas Racius is a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Vytautas Magnus University. He is the Reviews Editor of the Journal of Muslims in Europe and a co-editor of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. His research interests include Muslim communities and governance of religion (particularly Islam) in post-communist Europe. Outside of University, he is a consultant to Lithuanian state institutions and NGOs advising on immigration, integration, religious radicalization, and securitization of Islam in Europe.

Arvydas Kumpis (Postdoc)
Vytautas Magnus University

Arvydas Kumpis holds a PhD from Klaipėda University (2020) in Political Science. His research interests include: Japanese Far-Right (Action Conservative Movement) and its communication, nationalisms in Japan, and multiculturalism in East Asia, to name a few. Kumpis is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania).