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.
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.
Dr. Tobias Etzold is an associate scholar with the EU Integration Research Group and project leader of the Research Centre Norden (RENOR) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Being a political scientist he is an expert on regional collaboration in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea area, the EU relationship with the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as German-Nordic collaboration.
Jens Gmeiner, M.A., is an associate at the Department of Democracy Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and is pursuing a doctorate concerning the transformation process that has been occurring in the Swedish Moderate party since 2002. In his research, he focuses primarily on Scandinavian party systems and societies, with the relationship between religion and politics, as well as welfare state research.
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.
Prof. Dr. Kate Heslop is Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor at the Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Her research centres on Old Norse textual culture, especially skaldic and eddic poetry, the sagas and the heroic tradition. She approaches this material from a medial perspective, and asks what ‘media theory’ we can detect– in an epoch before the mass media—in Old Norse texts and images.
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 historian and headed the country offices in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung from 2018 to 2021. Previously, he worked for the foundation in Sweden and served as a desk officer for the Nordic countries. He is currently a social counselor at the German Embassy in Serbia. His main topics are Nordic cooperation, energy policy, the relationship of the Nordic countries to the EU and the socio-political transformation processes in the Baltic States.
Dr. Patrick Ledderose is a research associate at the Department of Nordic Philology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His research interests include Scandinavian drama and theater since 1900, literary concepts of the parasitic, and representations of crowds in modern Scandinavian literature.
Patrick Mächler, M. A., has a background in Scandinavian and Old Germanic Studies. He works as a senior assistant for Scandinavian Linguistics at the German Seminar of the University of Zurich. His main research interests center around language change (with a special focus on language change in non-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. Sabine Meyer is a research associate at the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Greifswald. Her research interest include Scandinavian trans* history, queer representations in film and media, and the the idea of obsession as entangled with literature, canonization, and critique.
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.
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.
Friederike Richter, M. A., is research associate at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Their research interests are manuscript and book culture from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Times with a focus on materiality and visuality, the construction of national identities and cultural memory, the concept of text, source criticism as well as the history of Scandinavian Studies.
Dr. Katie Ritson is research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society and affiliated researcher at the Institute for Nordic Philology, LMU Munich. After studying German, Comparative Literature, and Scandinavian languages and literature in Cambridge and Munich, she completed her doctoral degree in 2016 in Scandinavian Studies with a dissertation on the North Sea coasts in literature. As one of the coordinators of the Ecocritical Network in Scandinavian Studies (ENSCAN), she is committed to developing ecocritical themes in Scandinavian Studies. Further research interests include environmental humanities, interdisciplinarity, and gender studies.
Prof. Dr. Lukas Rösli is Junior Professor of Scandinavian Medieval Studies at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research interests include the literatures and cultures of pre-modern Scandinavia, Eddic mythology, manuscript and book history, memory studies and the ideology-critical history of the subject and reception studies.
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.
Dr. Merle Weßel is a postdoctoral researcher in ethics in medicine at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Her main research focus is on gender, feminist theory, medical humanities and history of medicine in Northern Europe in the twentieth century.
Prof. Dr. Antje Wischmann has been Professor for Literature and Cultural Studies at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, Institute for European and Comparative Linguistics and Literature at the University of Vienna since 2014. Her areas of research and teaching are: Scandinavian literature from the 19th to the 21st century, cultural-scientifically extended approaches in literary studies, temporality and spatiality of literature, urbanism, mobility, utopias and dystopias, multilingual literature.