Editors

Prof. Dr Hanna Eglinger is a professor of Comparative Literature with a focus on Northern European literature and Scandinavian studies the Friedrich-Alexander Universiät Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before she was a literary scholar at the Department of Nordic Philology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She is interested in polar literature, contemporary literature, the early modern period, text-image connections, theories of body and initial constellations.

Prof. Dr Joachim Grage is a Professor of modern Scandinavian literature and culture at the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Freiburg. His main research areas are Scandinavian literature in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, Søren Kierkegaard, the intermediality and performativity of literature and music, German-Scandinavian literary relations, children's literature and young adult fiction.

Since 1992, Prof. Dr Bernd Henningsen was a Professor for Northern European culture and politics and the Baltic Sea Region at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is retired since 2010 and acts as Honorary Professor. He is the co-founder of NORDEUROPAforum and is interested in cultural and political studies perspectives on Northern Europe.
Prof. Dr Sven Jochem is a political scientist and Professor in the faculty of political and administrative science at Universität Konstanz. He is an expert in the fields of employment policy, welfare state and democracy research with a particular focus on Scandinavia.
Prof. Dr Muriel Norde is a Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics, Department of Northern European Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research focuses on historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, and morphology.

Prof. Dr Lena Rohrbach is Professor of Scandinavian studies at the universities of Basel and Zurich. Among her interests are literacy, mediality and codicology, cultural narratology, literary anthropology, saga literature and medieval and early modern legal traditions.

Dr. Anna Sandberg is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen at the Institute for English, German and Romance Studies. In addition to the history of German-Danish cultural relations from about 1750 to the present, her areas of interest include the literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism as well as ecocriticism and migration literature.

Prof. Dr Joachim Schiedermair is a Professor of Nordic Philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich. His research topics are Scandinavian literature since the 19th century, literary theory, pictorial turn, literature studies as cultural studies and secularisation as narration.

Prof. Dr Stephan Michael Schröder is a Professor of Scandinavian studies (cultural and literary studies) at the Universität zu Köln. His focus lies on Scandinavian cultural, literary and media history in the 18th up to the 20th century.

Prof. Dr Ralph Tuchtenhagen is a historian and Professor of Scandinavian studies / cultural studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is interested in the history and culture of Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea area, Russia, the arctic and the North Atlantic, the history of historical writing and the exploration of Northern Europe, the Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, the European Enlightenment, and European nationalism and imperialism.

Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Stefanie von Schnurbein is a Professor of modern Scandinavian literature at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research areas are Scandinavian literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, gender and queer studies, history of reception and ideology, neo-paganism, literary anti-Semitism, literary figurations of hunger and corporeality and economy.

Editor in Chief

Dr Inken Dose is a sciene and research manager and a Scandinavianist focusing on cultural studies and politics. She is the editor-in-chief of NORDEUROPAforum. Her areas of interest are national minorities, regional co-operation and the Baltic Sea region.  

Managing Editor

Swantje Opitz, B. A., is the managing editor at NORDEUROPAforum In 2015 she successfully completed the B. A. programme historical studies in Leipzig and commenced Scandinavian studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the same year. Here she focuses on a feministic reflections of Scandinavian literature of the 19th century, as well as on Finnish culture and language and Sami cultural studies.

Editorial Staff

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 senior lecturer 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. Being an historian by training, her historical focus is on minorities, Jewish history and 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.

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.

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.
Paul Greiner, M.A., is research associate at the Department of Northern European Studies of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research priorities are politics and (science-)history of Northern Europe and the Arctic as well as global history and postcolonial studies.

Angelika Gröger, M.A., is research associate at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at Universität Greifswald. 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.

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 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 research associate at the Department of Northern European Studies of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 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.

Matthias Weingard, M.A., is a historian and research associate at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His areas of research are the early modern period, as well as the history of media and communication in Northern Europe.
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.

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