Lea Baumgarten, M.A., is a research assistant at the University of Zurich’s Department of German studies. She is a literary scholar whose research focuses on medieval studies, especially Scandinavian courtly literature and its European context, as well as the history of German and Scandinavian studies.
Olga Bazileviča, M.A., is a graduated cultural and literary scholar. Russia, Germany and the Baltic States make up her geographical focus. She is interested in particular in cultures of remembrance and the politics of memory as well as the Central and Eastern Europe’s socialist past.
Dr Izabela Dahl is associate professor and senior lecturer in history at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University (Sweden). Before she was an associate at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and at Gothenburg University. Her research focus is on migration studies, humanitarian aid, Jewish history and history of anti-Semitism, cultures of remembrance and international relations in Northern Europe.
Prof. Dr. Frederike Felcht holds a junior professorship in Scandinavian Studies at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Her fields of research are 19th- and 20th-century Scandinavian literature; hunger in literature and history; lack, rationing, and monetary imagination in the context of literature and globalization.
Angelika Gröger, M.A., is research associate at the Department of Nordic Philology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her research topics are religion and secularization since 1900, Islam in contemporary Scandinavian literature, as well as migration, integration and the Scandinavian welfare state.
Prof. Dr. Ian Peter Grohse is a historian and works at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology, University of Tromsø (NOR). Before going to Norway, he was a postdoctoral fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the Department of History at the University of Münster. His field of research encompasses the social and political history of Northern Europe in the Middle Ages, focusing on migration and immigration in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic during the 14th and 15th century.
Nora Kauffeldt, MA, is a doctoral student at the Department of Nordic Studies at the University of Basel. She writes her doctoral thesis on the narrative and material transmission of landscape knowledge in Old Icelandic manuscripts. Her main areas of interest include spatial and landscape theory, historical geography and the narrativity of Icelandic sagas. In addition, she is interested in the communication of Scandinavian cultural history within the framework of tourism concepts.
Peer Krumrey, M. A., is a political scientist and heads the national offices of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Previously, he worked for the Foundation in Sweden and was responsible for the Nordic countries. His main topics are Nordic cooperation, energy policy, Baltic Sea cooperation and the relationship between the Nordic countries and the EU.
Patrick Mächler, MA, has a background in Scandinavian and Old Germanic Studies. He currently works as an assistant for Scandinavian linguistics at the University of Zurich. His main research interests center around language change (including, but not restricted to, language change in non- or lesser-standardized varieties of North Germanic), principles of morphological change, dialectology, and etymology.
Dr. Judith Meurer-Bongardt is a research associate at the Department of Scandinavian Linguistics and Literatures at Universität Bonn. She pursued and gained her doctorate at the Department of Literary Studies at Åbo Akademi in Turku (Finland), examining the Finnish-Swedish literature of classical modernism by the example of the female writer Hagar Olsson. Her fields of research include the relationship between literature and modernism, Finnish-Swedish literature, utopia/dystopia studies, gender studies, and environmentally committed literature.
Dr Katharina Müller, M.A., is a research associate at the Department of Nordic Philology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She is a cultural and literary historian and focuses primarily on performativity, literary practices, contemporary Scandinavian literature, and Scandinavian literature around 1900.
Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud, Ph.D., is a post-doc at the Department of Transcultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet). She is an art historian, and cultural and literary scholar; her topics combine Iceland, visual culture, representations of nature and eco-criticism, such as post-, neo- and crypto-colonialism.
Michael Penk, M.A., is a historical scholar and doctoral student at the Department of History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His interest lies in the history of international relations in the North Atlantic area.
Dr Clemens Räthel is Associate Professor for Theatre Studies at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen. His research interests are theater history, contemporary opera and literature in the Scandinavian countries as well as Jewish-Scandinavian exchange relations.
Dr. Christian Rebhan works on strategy and policy for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Prior to that, he was a political advisor to a Danish tunnel building company. Owing to his studies in political science in Reykjavik and Berlin, he is an expert on politics and contemporary society in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Ebbe Volquardsen, M.A., is head of department and assistant professor at the Department for Cultural and Social History, Institute of Culture, Language and History, University Ilisimatusarfik in Nuuk. Before that he was a research and teaching assistant of Scandinavian literatures, Dept. of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies, University of Greifswald. He was a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. He is a former editor-in-chief of NORDEUROPAforum (2013-2014) and is interested in the literary and cultural histories of Denmark, Greenland and the North Atlantic area, colonialism and post-colonialism, globalisation theory and global history.