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Hanna Eglinger
E-Mail: hanna.eglinger [at]
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.

Bernd Henningsen
E-Mail: bernd.henningsen [at]
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.

Sven Jochem
E-Mail: sven.jochem [at]
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.

Lena Rohrbach
E-Mail: lena.rohrbach [at]
Prof. Dr Lena Rohrbach is Professor of Scandinavian medieval 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.

Joachim Schiedermair
E-Mail: joachim.schiedermair [at]
Prof. Dr Joachim Schiedermair is a Professor of modern Scandinavian literature at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald. His research topics are Scandinavian literature since the 19th century, literary theory, pictorial turn, literature studies as cultural studies and secularisation as narration.

Stefanie von Schnurbein
E-Mail: stefanie.v.schnurbein [at]
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.

Stephan Michael Schröder
E-Mail: stephan.schroeder [at]
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.

Ralph Tuchtenhagen
E-Mail: ralph.tuchtenhagen [at]
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.

Jan Hecker-Stampehl
E-Mail: jan.hecker-stampehl [at]
Dr Jan Hecker-Stampehl is a research associate for Northern European history at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In addition to general Northern European history, he is interested in the history of science, international relations, and historical culture during the digital transition.

Muriel Norde
E-Mail: muriel.norde [at]
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.

Editors in Chief

Inken Dose
E-Mail: inken.dose [at]
Dr Inken Dose is a Scandinavianist who focuses on cultural studies and politics. She is an associate at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain graduate school (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and editor-in-chief of NORDEUROPAforum. Her areas of interest are national minorities, regional co-operation and the Baltic Sea Region.

Managing Editor

Swantje Opitz
E-Mail: cvd-nordeuropaforum [at]
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.


Malte Detlefsen
E-Mail: malte.detlefsen [at]
Malte Detlefsen, B.A., is responsible for NORDEUROPAforum′s website. He studies computer science at Freie Universität Berlin.

Editorial Staff

Olga Bazileviča
E-Mail: Olga.Bazilevica [at]
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.

Christian Berrenberg
E-Mail: c.berrenberg [at]
Dr Christian Berrenberg is a research associate at the Department of Scandinavian/Finnish studies at Universität zu Köln. As a cultural and literary scholar, he primarily works on the Scandinavian labour movement, nationalism and social identity construction, as well as gender and queer studies.

Izabela Dahl
E-Mail: izabela.dahl [at]
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.

Tobias Etzold
E-Mail: etzold_tobias [at]
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.

Berit Glanz
E-Mail: berit.glanz [at]
Berit Glanz, M.A., is a Scandinavianist and research associate at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald. Her research focuses are Iceland, Sweden, Scandinavian theatre, spatial theory and new media.

Jens Gmeiner
E-Mail: jens.gmeiner [at]
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.

Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud
E-Mail: annsofiegremaud [at]
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.

Peer Krumrey
Peer Krumrey, M. A., is a political scientist and works as a research consultant for the Nordic countries at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. His topics of interest are Nordic collaboration, energy politics, Baltic Sea collaboration, and the relationship between the Nordic states and the EU.

Katharina Müller
E-Mail: katharina.mueller [at]
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
E-Mail: michael.penk [at]
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.

Christian Rebhan
E-Mail: christian.rebhan [at]
Christian Rebhan, M.A., is a political scientist and a doctoral student at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and at the political science faculty of the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands). He is interested in topics concerning international relations and the European Union, especially for Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Ebbe Volquardsen
E-Mail: ebbe [at]
Prof. Dr Ebbe Volquardsen, M.A., is a Scandinavianist. Before coming to the university Ilisimatusarfik in Nuuk as an Assistant Professor in cultural history, 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
E-Mail: matthias.weingard [at]
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.

Frederike Felcht
E-Mail: felcht [at]
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.

Judith Meurer-Bongardt
E-Mail: judithmb [at]
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.

Ian Peter Grohse
E-Mail: ian.p.grohse [at]
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.

Kate Heslop
E-Mail: heslop [at]
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.

Clemens Räthel
E-Mail: Clemens.raethel [at]
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.

Paul Greiner
E-Mail: paul.greiner [at]
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.

Antje Wischmann
E-Mail: antje.wischmann [at]
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.

Merle Weßel
E-Mail: merle.wessel [at]
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.

Friederike Richter
E-Mail: friederike.richter [at]
Friederike Richter, M.A., is a research assistant in the field of Scandinavian Medieval Studies at the Departement of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In addition to mediaeval topics with a philological focus she deals with visual culture studies and digital humanities as well as national identity constructions and cultural memory in the Scandinavian premodern period.

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