Miglė Bareikytė

Miglė Bareikytė

Center for Digital Cultures at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg

  • Research topic:
    Internet Development in Post-Socialist (1990-2018) Lithuania
    February 2022
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Migle is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Siegen (Germany). She defended her PhD thesis on the Internet development in post-socialist Lithuania in the DFG-funded Research Training Group “Cultures of Critique” at the Leuphana University in 2020.

Migle works in the fields of media anthropology and STS with the particular focus on labor and accountability within Internet economies, imaginaries of algorithmic systems, and media critique. She is currently researching the organizing of the gig economy workers in Berlin, Vilnius and Moscow. Bareikytė’s PhD research focuses on the Internet development and maintenance in post-Soviet Lithuania with a special attention on labor, geopolitics and critique, which she explored through a multi-sited fieldwork.

She holds degrees in Communication Studies (B.A.) from Vilnius University in Vilnius, Social and Political Critical Studies (M.A.) from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, and Media and Political Communication (M.A.) from the Free University of Berlin in Berlin. She is an alumna of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the Hertie Foundation.

Photo credit: Julija Goyd