On 24 July 2005, she obtained a doctorate degree from University of Illinois in Chicago (the dissertation “Another in Lithuanian prose”; supervisor Prof. Violeta Kelertienė)). She studied at the Lituanica Chair of the Lithuanian World Community with Prof. Violeta Kelertienė. She investigates the documentary cultural legacy of the Lithuanian diaspora and is interested in the historical development of Lithuanian expatriates and separate individuals. In her research, she mainly applies historical and verbal history methods.
Currently her main research work is “Verbal History 2: war and post-war reminiscences by second generation displaced persons”, which, by applying a verbal history method, records and investigates reminiscences of the second generation of the second wave of Lithuanian emigration about World War II, the post-war period in Germany and, subsequently, in the USA. The research is a continuation of the first project “The Project for the Verbal History of Lithuanian Americans”.