Dr. Artūras Tereškinas

Senior Research Fellow, PRISTA project leader


Started working at the Institute – since 2019-07-01.


Research interests:

Cultural criminology, prison research, critical criminology, gender studies, sociology of emotions.


International scientific profiles:




Principal publications (from 2018):

Vaičiūnienė R., Jalili Idrissi A., Tereškinas A. (2022), Carceral collectivism and incarcerated women’s experiences in Lithuania and Latvia. In Isla Masson, Natalie Booth, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Women’s Experiences of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge.

Tereškinas A., Vaičiūnienė R., Jarutienė L. (2022), Gender and Sentencing in Lithuania: More Mercy for Women? Laws, 11(5), 70. MDPI AG.

Теrеškinas A., Kārkliņa A., Rodiņa A. (2022), Between Injustice and Legal Change: The Situation of LGBTQ+ People in Latvia and Lithuania. In Agnė Limantė and Dovilė Pūraitė-Andrikienė, eds., Legal Protection of Vulnerable Groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland: Trends and Perspectives. Cham: Springer, p. 387-409.

Tereškinas A. (2022), Emotional Capital and Its Uses in Lithuanian Middle-Class Fathers’ Narratives. Social Sciences, 11(6), 261. MDPI AG.

Nikartas S., Tereškinas A. (2022), Women’s pains of punishment: Experiences of female offenders serving community sentences in Lithuania. Probation Journal, 69(1), p. 66–85.

Tereškinas A. (2021), Lithuanian Working-class Parenting Styles: Normalizing Concerted Cultivation. Studies of Transition States and Societies 13(2), p. 39-50.

Tereškinas A., Vaičiūnienė R., Nikartas S., Jarutienė L. (2021), Women in the Lithuanian criminal justice system: from sentencing practices to punishment experiences. Vilnius: LSMC Teisės institutas. ISBN 978-9986-34-377-6.

Nikartas S., Paliauka J., Tereškinas A. (2021), A Police Officer or a Social Worker? Research on the Professional Roles of Probation Officers. Filosofija. Sociologija, t. 32, nr. 2, p. 126-132.

Bučaitė-Vilkė J., Tereškinas A. (2021), Key lessons from the seven COHSMO countries: Lithuania. Cohesion on the ground: perspectives and experiences / Redagavo Maja Neergaard, Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen. Aalborg: Aalborg University, p. 103-119.

Maslauskaitė A., Tereškinas A. (2020), Quality of non-resident father-child relationships: between “caring for” and “caring about” // Divorce in Europe: new insights in trends, causes and consequences of relation break-ups / Editor Dimitri Mortelmans. Cham: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 9783030258375, p. 291-311.

Tereškinas A., Maslauskaitė A. (2018), Undoing fatherhood: postdivorce fathering practices in Lithuania // NORMA: international journal for masculinity studies. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. ISSN 1890-2138. Vol. 14, iss. 1, p. 18-34.

Tereškinas A. (2018), Postsocialist gender failures: men in the economies of recognition // Gendering postsocialism: old legacies and new hierarchies / Editors Yulia Gradskova, Ildikó Asztalos. London: Routledge, p. 88-104. ISBN 9781315100258.


Research Projects:

2021-2023, „Religion and Gender Equality: Baltic and NordicDevelopments“ (ReliGen). Sutarties Nr. – S-BMT-21-4 (LT08-2LMT-K-01-036). 734 375,00 EUR. Researcher.

2019-2021, Defeminised Criminal Justice: Female Offenders’ Penalties and their Experiences of Punishment. Research Council of Lithuania, P-MIP-19-454. 145 724,00 EUR. Project leader.

2019-2021, Families, Inequalities and Demographic Processes. 3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0020, Research Council of Lithuania. 564 064,48 EUR. Researcher.

2017-2021, Inequality, urbanization and Territorial Cohesion: Developing the European Social Model of economic growth and democratic capacity (COSHMO) H2020-REV-INEQUAL-2016. 3 748 335,00 EUR. Researcher.

The European Family Support Network. A bottom-up, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach. COST Action CA18123. National coordinator and researcher.

2015-2018, Gender Studies Curriculum: A Step for Democracy and Peace in EU-Neighbouring Countries with Different TraditionsNo. 561785-EPP-1-2015-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, 2015-2018. 930 000,00 EUR. Researcher.


Other academic activities:

2010 - current – Professor, Department of Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.

2016 - current – Expert of EC H2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Program.

2010 - current – Expert of Lithuanian Research Council.

2009 - current – Expert of European Research Council.

2019 - 2022 – Member of the Committee of Lithuanian Science Prize (Lithuanian Academy of Sciences).


Conferences Organisation:

2021, International conference „Family, Class, and Inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe“, October 28-29, 2021, Vytautas Magnus University.

2021, International conference „A Just Punishment for Women? Punitive Practices and Female Offenders‘ Experiences“, June 23, 2021, Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences.


Presentations at Conferences (from 2018):

2021, Nikartas S., Tereškinas, A. Reasonable girls you visit for a check-in”: women offenders’ attitudes towards probation officers. 20th conference of European Society of Criminology “Criminology in Time of Pandemic“. September 8-10, 2021, Online.

2021, Tereškinas A. Emotions make Lithuanian fathers: emotional capital and its practical uses in fathering. International conference “Family, Class, and Inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe“. October 28-29, 2021, Vytautas Magnus University.

2021, Tereškinas, A. Lithuanian Working-class Parenting Styles: Normalizing Concerted Cultivation. 15th ESA conference 2021 “Sociological Knowledges for Alternative Futures”. August 31-September 3, 2021, Barcelona.

2021, Tereškinas A. Emotional work and emotional rules in Panevėžys correctional facility, Lithuania. International conference “A Just Punishment for Women? Punitive Practices and Female Offenders‘ Experiences“. June 23, 2021, Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences.

2019, Tereškinas A., Dryžaitė I. From Working- to Middle-class Children: Parenting Values and Class Dispositions in Lithuania. Conference “13th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE 2019): Baltic Solidarity. June 26-29, 2019, Gdansk.

2018, Tereškinas A.Precarious Sexualities, Alternative Intimacies in Postsocialist Lithuania. Conference “Postsocialist Revolutions of Intimacy: Sexuality, Rights and Backlash”. October 1-2, 2018, Center for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University and the Nordic Museum, Stockholm.

2018, Tereškinas A. Postsocialist Gender Failures: Men in the Economies of Recognition. Conference “Regimes and Societies in Conflict: Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956“. September 13-14, 2018, Uppsala.


Academic Visits:

2019, Stockholm University, Sweden (visiting researcher).

2012, University of Helsinki, Finland (visiting Kone Fellowship).



Professional Associations:

2021, Member of the European Society of Criminology.

2015-2021, Member of the European Sociological Association.

2019-2023, COST Action CA18123: The European Family Support Network. A bottom-up, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach.

2021-2024, COST Action CA19103: LGBTI+ Social and Economic (in)equalities.


Editorial Board:

„Criminological Studies“ (Vilnius University).

„Culture and Society: Journal of Social Research“ (Vytautas Magnus University, 2010-2022).

„Gender Studies and Research“ (Vilnius University).

„Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies“ – advisory board member.


Science Promotion (from 2018):

2022, Tereškinas A. ÜBER PREKÄRE KÖRPER.

2021-2022, Presenter at Lithuanian Radio and Television podcast „72 shades”.

2020, Tereškinas A., Danusevičius A. Ugly Feelings: Essays and Drawings. Vilnius: Idėjos ir komunikacija.

2021, Tereškinas A., Crosse R. Running with Scissors: Between Damage and Discomfort.

2021, Tereškinas A. On the Economy of Disappointment.


National and International Awards:

2015 Lithuanian Science Prize (awarded in 2016) for the work Research in Cultural Sociology and Cultural Studies (2000-2014).