Darius Staliunas is the author of Making Russians. Meaning and Practice of Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863 (Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2007); Enemies for a Day: Antisemitism and Anti-Jewish Violence in Lithuania under the Tsars (Budapest/New York: CEU Press, 2015); and Lithuanian Nationalism and the Vilnius Question, 1883-1940 (Marburg: Herder-Institut, 2015; co-author Dangiras Maiulis). Since 2000 Staliunas has been a deputy director at Lithuanian Institute of History. He teaches at Vilnius and Klaipeda universities. His research interests include issues of Russian nationality policy in the so-called Northwestern Region (Lithuania and Belorussia), ethnic conflicts as well as problems of historiography and places of memory in Lithuania.
"Darius Staliunas and his co-authors make an excellent and detailed contribution to the study of the spatialities of national identities with their explorations and explanations of Lithuanian national identity and territory as they emerged and crystalized during the nineteenth century, the age of nationalism. Rather than treat space and territory as unrelated backdrops to national identities, Staliunas et al. bring these concepts to the forefront and demonstrate how they are instrumental in shaping national identities. . . .the work overall is a great contribution to scholarly literature because it illustrates the role that spatial relationships and conceptions play in the emergence, growth, and development of national identities. The Lithuanian case may seem an unusual example for advancing such arguments. However, through their meticulous work, Staliunas et al. thoroughly demonstrate that the Lithuanian case brilliantly illustrates broader, more universal processes."--George W. White, South Dakota State University, Journal of Historical Geography xxx (2017) 1-2 The research that went into this book is truly impressive. ... This book will undoubtedly become the standard work on this subject for a long time to come.--Journal of Baltic Studies