Basia NIKIFOROVA

Doctor of the Humanities, Associate Professor.  Senior Research Fellow, Department of Contemporary Philosophy in Lithuanian Culture Research Institute.Doctor of the Humanities, Associate Professor.
Email: nikiforovaphilosophy@gmail.com
Ph. D. Basia Nikiforova








Senior Research Fellow, Department of Contemporary Philosophy in Lithuanian Culture Research Institute.

Doctorate dissertation title: “Religious Pluralism and Nontraditional Forms of Religiosity”, Moscow Lomonosov State University, 1977.09.12. The nostrification was hold by Lithuania Council of Science in Vilnius, 1993.10.07.

1997–1998 Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University,

1999 Maria Salit-Gitelson Tell Memorial Fellowship, Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO),

1999 Fellow, The International Research Institute on Jewish Women, Brandeis University,

2016 Senior Fellow, Departments of Aesthetics and Visual Arts, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin), COST Action: IS1307. Since 2003 she has been working at the Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Arts (since 2010 – Lithuanian Culture Research Institute).

Research interests: philosophy of religion, religious pluralism, borders and cultural studies.

Membership and Activities in Professional Associations

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Limes : cultural regionalistics. – Vilnius : Technika –ISSN 2029-0187 (print), ISSN 2029-0209 (online) http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tlim20/3/2#.UwIS184kjrQ. From 2013 year renamed "Creativity Studies”.  Taylor & Francis. Co-Published with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University; http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=tlim22.

Member of Advisory Board: „Borderlands. Social Studies“. University of Białystok, Poland / POGRANICZE. Studia Społeczne. Białystok : Wydawnictwo Uniwersitetu w Białymstoku. http://pogranicze.soc.uwb.edu.pl/

Member of Advisory Board: Magazine “Culture and Values”. Lublin Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland, http://kulturaiwartosci.umcs.lublin.pl/en

Member of Lithuanian Philosophy Association

PUBLICATIONS

Edited books:

Tarp Vilniaus ir Minsko: Lietuvos–Baltarusijos pasienio istorinis-kultūrinis paveldas [Between Vilnius and Minsk: Historical and Cultural Heritage of Lithuanian–Belarusian Borderland], red. kolegija: R. Juzefovičius, B. Nikiforova (sudaryt.), R. Stankevičienė, J. Širkaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2014, 295 p. – ISBN 978-9955-868-71-2.

Edited volumes:

Creativity Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, sudaryt. ir red. B. Nikiforova, Vilnius: Gedimino technikos universitetas, 2016, p. 103–176. – ISSN 2345-0479 (print), ISSN 2345-0487 (online).

Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: filosofija, komunikacija, Vol. 24, No. 3, sudaryt. ir red. B. Nikiforova, Vilnius: Gedimino technikos universitetas, 2016, p. 83–163.  – ISSN 2029-6320.

Articles:

Nikiforova, Basia, Cultural and Religious Dimensions of the Sacred and Profane ambivalence: the Vilnius case, Studies in East European Thought, 2017, Vol. 69, No. 2, June, p. 153– 164. – ISSN 0925-9392 (print) ISSN 1573-0948 (online). – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11212-017-9283-z

Nikiforova, Basia, European Borders: New Materialist Approach and Beyond, Sovijus: tarpdalykiniai kultūros tyrimai, 2017, T. 5, Nr. 2, p. 69–80. – ISSN 2351-471X (print), ISSN 2351-4728 (online). – http://www.sovijus.lt/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/80-p.-Nikiforova-Santrauka-Sovijus-T.-5-Nr.-2.pdf

Nikiforova, Basia, Deconstructing Border Theory: a New Way of Thinking about European Borders (Review-essay), Sovijus: tarpdalykiniai kultūros tyrimai, 2017, T. 5, Nr. 1, p. 131–137. – ISSN 2351-471X (print), ISSN 2351-4728 (online). – http://www.sovijus.lt/wordpress/?page_id=1396

Nikiforova, Basia, (bendraaut. Virgo Rossvær), Borders and Tolerance in Contemporary Political and Cultural Discourse, Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication, 2017, Vol. 25, p. 69–74. – ISSN 2029-6320 (print), ISSN 2029-6339 (online). – http://www.cpc.vgtu.lt/index.php/cpc/article/view/258

Nikiforova, Basia, Радикально «Другой»: образ, риторика и европейский дискурс [Radically "Other": image, rhetoric and European discourse], Воображаемые и реальные миры и их границы = Imaginary and real worlds and their borders : сборник научных статей, науч. ред. А. А. Сауткин, Мурманск: Мурманский арктический государственный университет, 2016, с. 75–82. – ISBN 978-5-4222-0300-0.

Nikiforova, Basia, European Borders and Identity from the New Materialist Approach, Pogranicze. Studija spoleczne, tom XXVII, czesc 1, pod redakcją: A. Sadowskiego i K. Stop-Rutkowskiej, Białystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersitetu w Białymstoku, 2016, s. 151–162. – ISSN 1230-2392. – http://repozytorium.uwb.edu.pl/jspui/bitstream/11320/4717/1/Pogranicze_27_cz-1_B.Nikiforova_European_borders_and_identity_from_the_new_materialist_approach.pdf

Nikiforova, Basia, (bendraaut. Nikolai Bespamyatnykh), Belarusian- Lithuanian Border. Between Fear and Hope: a View from Both Sides, Sovijus: tarpdalykiniai kultūros tyrimai, 2015, T. 3, Nr. 2, p. 87–101, – ISSN 2351-471X (print), ISSN 2351-4728 (online). – http://www.sovijus.lt/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/101-N.-Bespamyatnykh-B.-Nikiforova-Santrauka.pdf

Nikiforova, Basia, Philosophy of Matter Manipulation in Brothers Quay’ Metaphorical Animation World, Creativity Studies, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 3–11. – ISSN 2345-0479 (print), ISSN 2345-0487 (online). – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3846/23450479.2015.1015464

Nikiforova, The Changing Borders of Tolerance and European Media Discourse, Sovijus: tarpdalykiniai kultūros tyrimai, 2014, T. 2, Nr. 2, p. 56–68. – ISSN 2351-471X (print), ISSN 2351-4728 (online).

Nikiforova, Basia, Lietuvos-Baltarusijos pasienio kultūrinė erdvė: fenomenologinis vaizdas [Cultural Space of Lithuanian–Belarusian Borderland: Phenomenological Image], Tarp Vilniaus ir Minsko: Lietuvos–Baltarusijos pasienio istorinis-kultūrinis paveldas, red. kolegija: R. Juzefovičius, B. Nikiforova (sudaryt.), R. Stankevičienė, J. Širkaitė, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2014, p. 169–184.

Nikiforova, Basia, Słownik literatury Europy środkowej. Casus Bruno Schulza – The Dictionary of Central European Literature: The Case of Bruno Schulz, Humanistyka i Przyrodoznawstwo, 2013, No. 19, p. 361–374. – ISSN 1234-4087. – http://uwm.edu.pl/hip/sites/default/files/numery/Humanistyka%20i%20Przyrodoznawstwo%2019.pdf

Nikiforova, Basia, Borders of Differences as European Challenge, Pogranicze: Studia Społeczne, tom XIX, Białystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersitetu w Białymstoku, 2012, p. 7–20. – ISSN 1230-2392. – http://pogranicze.soc.uwb.edu.pl/images/PDFy/pogranicze19.pdf

Nikiforova, Basia, Central Europe: territoriality and spiritual images Limes: borderland studies, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 103–114. – ISSN 2029-7475. – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3846/20297475.2012.717236

Nikiforova, Basia, Europos medijų diskursas ir religinės tapatybės įvaizdinimas [European  Media Discourse and Visualisation of Religious Identity], Nacionalinis tapatumas medijų kultūroje, Vilnius: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas, 2011, p. 209–222, 261. – ISBN 978-609-427-062-8.

Nikiforova, Basia, Transforming Borders Functions in the Lithuanian-Polish-Belarusian Borderland, Limes: cultural regionalistics, 2010, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 124–132. – ISSN 2029-0187 (print), ISSN 2029-0209 (online). – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3846/limes.2010.13

Participation in the International Projects

Nikiforova, Basia (2014–2018), MC substitute of Lithuania in the International COST project: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on “How Matter Comes to Matter” (COST Action IS1307), Research Council of Lithuania, Chief investigator in Lithuania O. Žukauskienė, her Deputy – B. Nikiforova.

Nikiforova, Basia (2017–2021), MC substitute of Lithuania in the International COST project: New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent.  (COST Action CA16213), Research Council of Lithuania. Chief investigator in Lithuania K. Šapoka, her Deputy – B. Nikiforova.

Nikiforova, Basia (2016–2018), Partner of Bilateral Hungarian – Lithuanian Project „Conception of creative city within Central Europe: historical images and empirical indices“, Lithuanian and Hungarian Academy of Science.

Nikiforova, Basia (2013–2014), Lithuanian-Belarus Programme Project „Historical and Cultural Heritage of Lithuanian–Belarusian Borderland: between Vilnius and Minsk“, Research Council of Lithuania, Chief investigator.