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About the research

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa is a professor of Eastern and Central European Studies and head of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University in Sweden. Her main research interests are cultural memory, heritage, identity and nationalism in Eastern and Central Europe, but she has also published on Polish-Swedish cultural relations. She has participated in many international research projects and, most recently, she was the leader of the European research network “In Search for Transcultural Memory in Europe” (financed by the EU’s COST-programme 2012-2016). Her international experience also includes visiting fellowships at universities in Berkeley (2003) and Stanford (2013). She is the editor and author of a number of books and articles in English, Swedish and Polish as well the editor-in-chief of “Slavica Lundensia”.


Books (4)
Editorships (22)
Articles (15)
Book chapters (29)
Conference contributions (3)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (10)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Deputy Dean at Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Chairperson, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Member, Faculty Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Member, Fakultetsstyrelsens arbetsutskott, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Other tasks and qualifications

spokesperson for Lund University in the International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands" organised in cooperation between universities in Lund,Greifswald and Tartu

leader of the Nordic Network in Memory Studies

editor of the series "Slavica Lundensia", CFE Conference Papers Series and CFE Working Papers

koordinator of the network for researchers in Central and Easteuropean Studies at Lund University

since 1998 member and secretary of the board of the Scandinavian-Polish Research Institute in Copenhagen

member and 2005-2007 in the board of the Royal Society of Humanities in Lund

member of the board of Baltic Foundation (Östersjöstiftelsen) and of the Research Committee at this Foundation

since 2007 member of the steering committee for the research program ”Europe in Transition” at Norwegian Research Council.

member of the editorial board fot the journal "Baltic Worlds"

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

European Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Deputy Dean
Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Contact information

E-mail barbara.tornquist-plewaslav.luse

Phone +46 46 222 83 79

Room SOL:A323

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (professor)
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (Deputy Dean)

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