Inga Gaižauskaitė
Picture: I. Gaizauskaite

Dr. Inga Gaižauskaitė

Research Associate


Inga Gaižauskaitė joined the Institute for Political Science in October 2021 as a research associate in the project “How Europeans understand reciprocity, fairness and cohesion” (HEUREC, funded by the BMBF).

She studied sociology and received her doctoral degree in social sciences for the thesis on “Advancing Trust Research: Linking Conceptual Definitions, Standard Measures and the Perceptions of Social Actors” at the joint doctoral program of Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania.

Before coming to TU Darmstadt, she worked as a junior researcher at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. She was also teaching sociology and social research methodology subjects at the University of Vilnius and Mykolas Romeris University in Lithuania.

Her research focus is on democratisation and institutions, social and political trust. She also works on topics of academic integrity, research ethics and advancements in social research methodology.

1996-2000 and 2000-2003 Studies of Sociology (BA and MA) at the University of Vilnius (Lithuania)
2001-2002 Studies of Society and Politics (MA) at the Central European University | Lancaster University (Warsaw, Poland)
2007-2017 Lecturer in Sociology and Researcher at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
2017-2022 Junior Researcher at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (Lithuania)
2017-2021 Doctoral studies in Sociology at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences | Vytautas Magnus University | Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
2022 Doctoral degree in Social Sciences, field of Sociology
since 2021- Research Associate at the Institute for Political Science project HEUREC, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Tauginienė, L., & Gaižauskaitė, I. (2022). Jumping with a parachute – is promoting research integrity meaningful? Accountability in Research. 10.1080/08989621.2022.2044318
  • Sniečkutė, M., & Gaižauskaitė, I. (2021). Covid-19 crisis: Government’s (dis)trust in the people and pitfalls of liberal democracies. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 14(1), 152-175. 10.1285/i20356609v14i1p152
  • Mikulionienė, S., Gaižauskaitė, I., & Morkevičius, V. (2021). Patterns of social embeddedness in later adulthood: Gender and other covariates. Gender a výzkum, 22(1), 36-58. 10.13060/gav.2021.013
  • Tauginienė, L., Gaižauskaitė, I., Razi, S., Glendinning, I., Sivasubramaniam, S., Marino, F., Cosentino, M., Anohina-Naumeca, A., & Kravjar, J. (2019). Enhancing the taxonomies relating to academic integrity and misconduct. Journal of Academic Ethics, 17(4), 345-361. 10.1007/s10805-019-09342-4