Ieva Stončikaitė

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Ieva Stončikaitė has a degree in English Studies (with outstanding award) and a Doctorate in Cultural and Literary Gerontology from the University of Lleida (2017). She is a member of the research group Grup Dedal-Lit, ENAS (European Network of Ageing Studies), TCAS (Trent U), and ACT (Montreal U). Ieva has participated in different research projects related with cultural and literary gerontology, as well as collaborating as a researcher in several international projects. During her doctorate studies she received two grants to carry out her research in Fribough University (Switzerland) and Peterborough University (Canada). Ieva has presented papers in national and international congresses and has published articles in journals and international volumes such as Peter Lang, Societies, Life Writing, and Educational Gerontology. Her topics of research are focused on ageing, cultural gerontology, sexuality, tourism and leisure, and gender studies. She is also a member of the Reviewer Board of the international journal Societies (ISSN 2075-4698), published quarterly by MDPI.EVA.






Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Stončikaitė, Ieva, and Lucie Vidovićová (eds.) Special Issue. "Ageing as a Unique Experience: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ageing and Later Life from Social and Humanities Perspectives". Societies ISSN 2075-4698 (Summer 2021).

Stončikaitė, Ieva, and Núria Mina-Riera. "A Creative Writing Workshop on Sexuality and Ageing: A Spanish Pilot Case Study." Societies. 2020, 10.3:57.

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Revisiting Happiness and Well-Being in Later Life from Interdisciplinary Age-Studies Perspectives." Behavioral Sciences. 9(9), 94, 2019. Available:

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Critical Approaches to Ageing Body Politics in the Works of Erica Jong.” Societies.  9(2), 47, 2019. Available:

Mina-Riera, Núria, y Ieva Stončikaité. Contribución al epílogo colectivo: "Lessons Learnt: Collage for Maria and Brian", con el texto "Maria and Brian–Our Parental Figures in the World of Academia".  Re-discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship. Núria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué, and Maricel Oró-Piqueras (eds.). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2019. ISBN: 9783837643961, p. 165-166

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Ageing, Creativity, and Memory: The Evolution of Erica Jong’s Literary Career.” Life Writing. 16:1, 7 Dec 2018, pp. 25-36.


Conference Papers:

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Erica Jong & Nonconformity in Contemporary Literary Representations of Aging & Sexuality." ACLA Annual Meeting. 8-11 April 2021. Chicago, Illinois , USA (online)

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Online Dating, Intimacy & Active Ageing In Baby Boomer Women." Technologies for Active and Intependent Living in Old Age. 10-11 Feb 2021. Prague, Czech Republic (online)

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The Intersections of Ageing, Care, and Illness in Erica Jong’s Fear of Dying.” Ageing, Illness and Care in Cultural and Literary Narratives. 5-6 Sept 2019. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Sex and Sexuality in Later Life: the More the Healthier?” 14th ESA European Sociological Association Conference. 20-23 August 2019. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The Development of Wisdom and a Sense of Self in the Face of Death and Ageing in the Works of Erica Jong.” 1st INDEST International Conference on Social and Territorial Development. 23-24 Nov 2017. University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.



Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Baby-Boomers Hitting the Road: The Paradoxes of the Senior Leisure Tourism." Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2021.1943419

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Care, Dementia, and the Fourth Age in Erica Jong's Later Work." The Gerontologist, 2021, gnab066,

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "On the Hunt for Noble Savages: Romance Tourism and Ageing Femininities." Societies. 2020, 10, 47.

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “To Lift or Not To Lift? The Dilemma of an Aging Face in Erica Jong's Later Works.” Journal of Aging Studies. 52, 2020. Available:

Stončikaitė, Ieva. “A ‘Sexy Oldie’ Surfing For A ‘Zipless Fuck’: Representations of Online Dating in Erica Jong’s Fear Of Dying.” Understanding the Discourse of Aging: A Multifaceted Perspective. Vicent Salvador and Agnese Sampietro (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2020, pp. 273 291 (ISBN: 1-5275-5785-5).

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