Eglė Aleknaitė is a senior researcher at Vytautas Magnus University. Her research interests include contemporary spirituality, contemporary paganism and shamanism, religion and nationalism, revival of folk culture and participation of religious groups in heritage politics. She has done fieldwork in Lithuanian contemporary Pagan communities, Shamanic communities, communities of Lithuanian migrants in the UK. She is a member of the Board of the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions.
In the ReliGen project, she is a researcher focusing on perceptions of gender and gender equality and related developments in the Lithuanian Catholic Church.