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Anna Derksen

Anna Derksen is a researcher specialised in modern Nordic and Scandinavian history, disability, eugenics, as well as experiences of welfare and social policy interventions. With a background in European Ethnology, Scandinavian Studies and Modern History at the Universities of Jena and Gothenburg, and a doctoral project on Nordic disability rights activism in transnational perspective at Leiden University, she joined the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” as assistant lecturer. In her current research, she applies a narratological approach to investigate public and medial discourses on past eugenic practices in Scandinavia as historical turning points for collective memory, national identity, and welfare state narratives.

University of Greifswald

Department of German Philology
Rubenowstr. 3
17489 Greifswald

Room: 1.04
+49 3834 420 3590
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-0379

Department of German Philology