Dr. Ieva Stončikaitė holds a PhD, which focused on the intersection of ageing, sexuality, body politics, and the literary creation in the works of Erica Jong. Ieva is a member of the research group GrupDedal-Lit (U of Lleida, Spain) in collaboration with the SIforAGE project, and a member of the ENAS Advisory Board. She is also affiliated with the TCAS (Trent U, Canada) and ACT (Concordia U, Canada). Her current research interests include cultural gerontology, leisure and sexual tourism, and social innovation related to active and healthy ageing. Ieva has also co-taught as assistant lecturer at the Department of English and Linguistics at the U of Lleida.




  • Fidel Molina-Luque, Núria Casado & Ieva Stončikaitė. "University stakeholders, intergenerational relationships and lifelong learning: a European case study". Educational Gerontology. Dec 2018. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2018.1555366
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Ageing, Creativity, and Memory: The Evolution of Erica Jong’s Literary Career.” Life Writing. 16:1, 7 Dec 2018, pp. 25-36. DOI: 10.1080/14484528.2019.1521252
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The Price of ‘Playing Hard’ In Later Years.” International Network for Critical Gerontology. 27 Sept 2017. Web:
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “‘No, My Husband Isn’t Dead, [But] One Has to Re-Invent Sexuality’: Reading Erica Jong for the Future of Aging.” Societies. 7:(2) 11, 2017. Available:
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Success in Old Age; Only for Select Ageless Centenarians? Critical Insights into the Measures of Successful Ageing.” International Network for Critical Gerontology. 3 Feb 2017. Available:
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva, and Astier Cristina. “Report of the SIforAGE Project’s Event at the European Parliament: Confronting the Challenges of Ageing through Social Innovation.” SIforAGE. 2016. Available:
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Erica Jong: From a Youthful Fear of Flying to a More Experienced Landing in Her Late Years.” Literary Creativity and the Older Woman Writer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Eds. Núria Casado, Emma Domínguez, and Brian J. Worsfold. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 149-173


  • 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. “Cultural and Literary Gerontology – An Alternative Tool to Better Understand and Fight Old-age Social Exclusion.” The 2nd Training School ROSEnet COST Action & INRCA. 18-21Sept 2017. University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The Quest for the Transformative Repair: the Creation of Superbodies in the Anti-ageing Era.” Transformers. 29 June -1 July 2017, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Exploring Sexuality in Ageing Studies: Online or Offline Sexual Experiences?” 1st Joint ENAS & NANAS Conference. 27-30 April 2017, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva, and Núria Mina-Riera. “Social Innovation and the Integration of Older People through Poetry Workshops”. The SIforAGE International Conference – “Envisioning a New World” – Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. 19-21 October 2016, University of Barcelona / CaixaForum Barcelona
  • Casado-Gual, Núria, Ieva Stončikaitė, Marta Miquel-Baldellou, Núria Mina-Riera, Maricel Oró-Piqueras, Emma Domínguez-Rué, Carmen Zamorano Llena, Carme Farré-Vidal, Billy Gray, and Brian Worsfold. "Creativity of the Older Woman Writer: Ten Case Studies." The SIforAGE International Conference - “Envisioning a New World” – Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. 19-21 October 2016, University of Barcelona / CaixaForum Barcelona [poster presentation]
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The Complexities of Getting Older: the Art of Seduction Abroad or ‘Home Sweet Home’?” Aging Fair 3.0. 25 August 2016, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada [poster presentation]
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva, and Astier Cristina. “Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing: What Do We Want From Science and How We Engage?” Panel: Imagining an Old Future - Anthropological Perspectives on Age and Ageing. The 14th EASA 2016 Biennial Conference on Anthropological Legacies and Human Futures. 20-23 July 2016, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “No Fear of Ageing in Erica Jong’s Fear of Dying (2015): How Literary Gerontology Reveals the Alternatives to Sex.” Graz International Summer School Seggau. 3-17 July 2016, Seggau, Leibnitz, Austria [poster presentation]
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Liaisons Dangereuses alla Mediterranea.” The Second International Conference. Women of the Mediterranean: Representations and Self-Representations. 10-11 June 2016, Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Ageing: an Opportunity or a Problem? Recommendations on How to Create a Society for All Ages.” 5th International, Scientific, and Practical Conference of Young Scientists and Students: Time of Challenges and Opportunities: Problems, Solutions, and Prospects.12-13 May 2016, Baltic International Academy, Riga, Latvia
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing.” 5thInternational REIACTIS Conference: Ageing and Empowerment – Between Resources and Vulnerabilities. 10-12 February 2016, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland [poster presentation]
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Sexually Active Ageing Women: Liberated ‘Docile Bodies’?” International Women, Ageing and Media Summer School. 20-21 July 2015, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Erica Jong: No Fear of Ageing and Sexuality.” Intersections of Ageing, Gender, Sexualities (i-ages). 6-7 July 2015, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • Stončikaitė, Ieva. “Erica Jong and Sappho's Leap: Re-discovering Motherhood through Ageing.” Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives. 20-22 May 2015, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. 


  • Organization and implementation of a Workshop on Creative Writing, Sexuality and Ageing. University of Lleida, Senior Programme, Aula Oberta. 23 Nov-14 Dec, 2018. In collaboration with Núria Mina and Anna Soldevila.
  • A Trainee Grant to attend the 2nd Training School (ROSEnet COST Action CA 15122) organised by INRCA (Italy’s National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing) in collaboration with the University of Camerino. Topic: Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion. 18-21Sept 2017, Camerino, Italy
  • Organization Committee of the Project’s “Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English” “Experts’ Meeting” (14-15/12/2015) of the research group, Grup Dedal-Lit, Lleida. Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2013-2015
  • Organization Committee of the Final Conference of the Project SIforAGE(19-21/10/2016), Barcelona
  • A representative of the Project SIforAGE in general meetings and national and international conferences and events:
  • - SIforAGE and European Parliament Event “Towards ‘a Europe for All Ages’". 18 April 2016 (European Parliament, Brussels)
  • - SIforAGE General Meeting. 26-27 May 2016 (Pau, France)
  • - SIforAGE General Meeting. 11-13 Nov 2015 (Turin, Italy)
  • - SIforAGE Project: Work Package 6.2 Lecture and Round Table / “Final Conference - Preparation Meeting”. 9 Dec 2014 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • - SIforAGE General Meeting. 4-7 Nov 2014 (Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • - International Conference: "Changes in the perception of ageing during the decade of Lithuania’s membership of the European Union." 4-7 Nov 2014 (Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • - One-day conference: “Primer, les Persones: Cuidar com ens agradaria que ens cuidessin”. Obra Social la Caixa. 1 June 2016 (Madrid, Spain)
  • - One-day conference: “Primer, les Persones: Cuidar com ens agradaria que ens cuidessin”. Obra Social la Caixa. 16 June 2015 (Girona, Spain)