Professor at the Department of Foreign Language, Literary and Translation Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, researcher at the Centre of Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism, Kaunas, Lithuania. Education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Linguistics from the University of Bergen (Norway). Researcher and educator with rich experienced in (inter)national research projects, including a national project (Semantika-2, 2018-2019) in the framework of which a software for automated detection of offensive online comments in Lithuanian was created. Coordinator of the joint-degree programme “International Master’s in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism”. Associate Editor of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Journal; board member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics. Research interests include sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, language and ideology, and hate speech.