Neringa Klumbytė is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and Director of the Lithuania Program at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University. Her research and teaching interests center on the USSR, Russia and Eastern Europe. Her articles have explored various topics in Soviet or post-Soviet Lithuania, including politics of memory and historical justice, ethnic conflict and nationalism, political participation in authoritarian and democratic regimes, populist electoral politics and nostalgia for socialism, censorship, and political marketing. She is a co-author of Social and Historical Justice in Multiethnic Lithuania (2018, with Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė, Andrius Marcinkevičius, and Kristina Šliavaitė, in Lithuanian) and co-editor of Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964–85 (with Gulnaz Sharafutdinova), 2012. Her book Authoritarian Laughter: Aesthetics, Secrecy, and Communists Ideology in Soviet Lithuania is forthcoming with Cornell University Press.