I am a senior lecturer in Ethnology at the School of Contemporary and Historical Studies and currently Director of Studies of the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
I defended my PHD in 2013 with the dissertation "Painful legacy of World War II: Nazi forced enlistment: Alsatian/Mosellan Prisoners of War and the Soviet Prison Camp of Tambov", that engages with memory and mourning processes, counter-memories, working-through processes, resilience and the transmission of memories.
I have been engaged in the development of Romani studies at Södertörn University and I am currently administrating the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond funded program “Romani language repertoires in an open world” (2019-2025).
I have been working as Post Doc within the research program NORFACE about the future of the Welfare States in a transnational Europe (TRANSWEL) in which we were investigating mobile EU citizenship and the portability regimes of Social Security Rights (the Swedish team focused on the portability regimes between Estonia and Sweden).
Besides this, I have been working within the research project Nuclear Legacies: Negotiating radioactivity in France, Russia and Sweden (2015-2017) and I am currently engaged in the research project Atomic Heritage Goes Critical (2018-2020). Within the project, I am addressing the social process related to the decommissioning of the nuclear plant at Fessenheim (France) and especially the process concerning the memorialization and heritagization of nuclear power plants in France https://atomicheritage.wordpress.com/