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