Aida Savicka is a research fellow with doctoral degree in the field of humanities (sociology). In 1991-1995, she studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of Vilnius University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. She continued her studies at the Central European University, Faculty of Sociology (Warsaw), where she gained master's degree in sociology and political science in 1996. In 1996–2000, she proceeded with doctoral studies at the Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She defended her doctoral dissertation in the humanities at the Jagiellonian University (Cracow) in 2001. The title of the dissertation was “The Dynamics of Postmaterialism in Central European Societies: The Reevaluation of R. Inglehart’s Perspective”. Aida Savicka works at Lithuanian Culture Research Institute since 1998 as a research fellow at the Department of Contemporary Lithuanian Culture. In recent years, particular attention in her works is paid to the issues of articulation of individual and community identity in the networked environment. In researching changes in public values in the context of globalization, she employs the latest data of longitudinal research of World Values Survey and European Values Survey (that are being conducted in Lithuania since 1990).
Member of the projects "National Cultural Priorities: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Song Festival" (2014) and "Comparative Study of Value Changes in Lithuania and Poland" (2017 – 2019) funded by Lithuanian Culture Council.
Contemporary value change, Lithuanian culture in the context of cultural globalization processes, the impact of new communication technologies on personal self-awareness and identity formation
Main publications in English:
Savicka, Aida. The Song and Dance Celebration in Lithuania, Culture Crossroads, Vol. 9. ISSN 2500-9974. Riga: Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture. 2016, p. 36–49 .
Savicka, Aida, Baer, Doug, Prouteau, Lionel, Swindell, David, Smith, David H., TAI, Kuang-Ting. Conducive Macro-Contexts Influencing Volunteering, Smith, David Horton, Stebbins, Robert A., Grotz, Jurgen (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. 580–608. ISBN 978-1-137-26316-2.
Savicka, Aida. Volunteer Work: Our Way Back to a Civil Society? Specifics of Volunteering in a Post-Communist Milieu, D. Janušauskienė, A. M. Blasko (eds.) Political Transformation and Changing Identities in Central and Eastern Europe. Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. 2008, p. 281–297. ISNB 978-1565-182-46-2.
Lithuanian Identity and Values (Lithuanian Philosophical Studies V), ed. Aida Savicka. Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2007, 184 p. ISBN 978-1565182363
Savicka, Aida. Personal Identity: In Between Destiny and Choice, A. Savicka (ed.) Lithuanian Identity and Values Values (Lithuanian Philosophical Studies V). Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. 2007, p. 15–36. ISNB 978-1565182363.
Savicka, Aida. Voluntary Work: Our Way Back to a Civil Society?, Post-Communist Lithuania: Culture in TransitionVilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas. 2005, p. 111–126. . ISBN 978-9986-638-63-1
Savicka, Aida. Rationalizing the Relation of Globalization and Nationalism, T. Buksinski, D. Dobrzanski (eds.). Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series, IVa, Vol. 27, Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Globalization . ISBN 978-1565-182-18-9. Washington: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2005, p. 213–228.
Savicka, Aida. Postmaterialism and Globalization: The Specificity of Values Change in the Post-Communist Milieu. Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2004, 163 p. ISBN 9986-638-51-8
Juknevičius, Stanislovas, Savicka, Aida. From Restitution to Innovation: Volunteering in Postcommunist Countries, P. Dekker, L. Halman (eds.). The Values of Volunteering: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003, p. 127– 142. ISBN 978-1-4615-0145-9.
Savicka, Aida. Economic Performance and Work Ethic: The Comparison of European Countries, J. Koralewicz. (ed.). The European Value System. Warsaw: Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1999, p. 131–165. ISBN 978-8386-759-72-9.
Savicka, Aida. Materialism and Postmaterialism in Lithuanian Culture, Spectrum. Studies in the History of Culture. Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas,1998, Nr. 2 (4), p. 171–187.