Eleonor Marcussen Member Profile

Eleonor Marcussen

Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Gender and Title Female, Dr.
Email eleonor.marcussen@lnu.se
Telephone +46735791197
Website https://lnu.se/en/staff/eleonor.marcussen/
Bio Please see full details in the staff page of my current employer, Linnaeus University (Sweden).

I am a historian of South Asia (PhD, South Asian History, Heidelberg University) and work on disaster, aid and socio-ecological relations from the perspective of environmental history. I coordinate the master's programme in Colonial and postcolonial studies at LNU, where I teach colonial history, environmental history and postcolonial theory.

2018-2019 I was an Assistant Professor in History at NSU, Department of History and Philosophy. I very much look forward to revisiting the campus, colleagues and the vibrant academic environment of Dhaka!

Two of my recent publications (OpenAccess) are within the field of this conference and may be of interest:
A monograph:
Acts of Aid: Politics of Relief and Reconstruction in the 1934 Bihar–Nepal Earthquake (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023): https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/acts-of-aid/0E6AADE3EDCCF421BB97C7919C24C544?utm_campaign=shareaholic&;utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=bookmark

And an article:
"Representations of disaster victimhood: Framing suffering and loss after the 1934 Bihar-Nepal earthquake", Modern Asian Studies, 57(2), 2023: 613-648.


Expertise Country Affiliation Local
History Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan Linnaeus University
Historical disasters, aid, socio-ecological relations, infrastructures, postcolonial studies, history.