Diana Janušauskienė, PhD, is currently a principal researcher and head of the doctoral school at the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences. In 2020, she was elected president of the Lithuanian Sociological Association. Dr. Janušauskienė holds BA (1994) in Sociology from the Vilnius University, MA (1996) in Society and Politics from the Central European University / Lancaster University and PhD (2002) in Sociology from the Institute of Sociology and Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her main research interests cover human security, democratization, national minorities, and discrimination. She has over 30 publications in English, Lithuanian, and Polish. Her most recent research has focused on the social implications of the COVID-19.