Eastern Europe

Geographically, the research area covers Russia/the former Soviet Union, the Balkans/South-east Europe and Poland/Central Europe.

The main research fields are identity politics, memory politics and uses of history. Particular focus areas are Yugoslav memories of the world wars and the wars in the 1990s; Polish representations of the Holocaust; post-Soviet Russian identity politics and culture; and the history of geopolitical ideas in Russia (Eurasianism, Continentalism, etc.) and nationalist thinking in Eastern and Central Europe.

In Eastern European contemporary culture, studies are conducted into the role of religion, propaganda, the development of online culture, and the role and functions of literature in the main popular culture markets, as well as migration, coexistence and trade cultures in an anthropological perspective.

In Eastern European cultural history, research is carried out into the Russian Orthodox Church and in the roles of Russian authors and literary genres over time. Vitus Bering’s Kamchatka expeditions are a specific field of research.

In the Russian area, research is also carried out into cognitive and contrastive language, as well as the development of philological methodology based on Russian literature.

Research centre 

The Many Roads in Modernity - the Transformation of South-East Europe and the Ottoman Heritage from 1870 to the Twenty-first Century.


Name Title Job responsibilities Phone E-mail
Andersen, Tea Sindbæk Associate Professor Balkan Studies +4521671923 E-mail
Hvozdetska, Kateryna Research Assistant Balkan Studies +4535328780 E-mail
Krakus, Anna Helena Alexandra Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Polish Studies +4535332258 E-mail
Lorentzen, Elena Associate Professor Russian Studies +4551303062 E-mail
Nyeng, Jesper PhD Fellow Russian Studies   E-mail
Roesen, Tine Associate Professor Russian Studies +4551302529 E-mail
Stala, Krzysztof Associate Professor Emeritus Polish Studies +4551300837 E-mail
Stevnhøj, Katrine PhD Fellow Russian Studies +4528752970 E-mail
Suslov, Mikhail Associate Professor Russian Studies   E-mail