Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Department of Northern European Studies


Paul GreinerResearch Associate and Doctoral
Candidate (History, Politics & Culture)
Paul Greiner
Paul Greiner

Research Associate at the Department of Northern European Studies since April 2018.


Fields of interest:

  • Construction and representation of national and regional spaces;
  • Politics, culture and history (of science) in the Arctic;
  • Global History and post-colonial studies;
  • Migration, labour and political parties in comparative perspectives. 
 Curriculum Vitæ
since 04/2018 Research associate at the Department of Northern European Studies (subject area: “Kulturwissenschaft”).
2017 Graduation as M.A. & M.Sc. (double degree, Roskilde & Leipzig) with a thesis on “Geographies of Empire and Nation in Scandinavia. Nordic Geographical Societies and their Role in Processes of Spatialization and Territorialization, 1876–1914”.
09/2017–10/2017 Internship at the German Embassy in Copenhagen (departments: press, politics, trade & economics, culture) .
2015–2017 Master's programme in Global Studies (Erasmus Mundus) at Universiät Leipzig and Roskilde Universitet.


Research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig, staff member in Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1199) on “Processes of Spatialization unter the Global Condition”.
2015 Graduation as B.A. (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) with a thesis on “(Re-)Conceptualizing Sovereignty in the Case of Greenland”.
03/2013–08/2015 Student assistant at the Department for Northern European Studies (Scandinavian Literatures).
10/2013–06/2014 Student assistant at the translation/project management department of  “World Translation A/S”, Aarhus.
09/2013–06/2014 Exchange year (Erasmus) at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark (Economics & Political Sciences).
09/2012–10/2012 Editorial internship at the daily Danish-German newspaper “Der Nordschleswiger”, Aabenraa.
2011–2015 Bachelor's programme in Scandinavian/Northern European Studies, History and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 
2014–2017 Scholarship from “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” (German Academic Scholarship Foundation).
 Public lectures, presentations and conferences


  • Lancering af det nye forskningscenter NAU: Nordic Research at Aarhus University. Facilitator of an open space-conference on launching a new research cluster at Aarhus University, January 17, 2019.



  • „Monbijou Palace”. Historical guided tour (with Clemens Räthel) through Park Monbijou with participants of the KOSMOS workshop Das Europa der Frauen und die Welt der Bücher: Die Prinzessinenbibliothek und die literarische, politische und intellektuelle Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts, Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin, October 18, 2018.
  • „The Princesses' Library”. Co-organizer and chair of various panels during the first workshop on the private library of Prussian-Swedish Queens and Princesses Sophie Dorothea, Luise Ulrike und Sophie Albertine, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, May 17–19, 2018.


  • „Geographies of Empire and Nation in Scandinavia: Nordic Geographical Societies and their Role in Processes of Spatialization and Territorialization, 1876–1914“. Presentation at the 5th congress of the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH): Ruptures, Empires and Revolutions, Central European University Budapest, September 1, 2017.
  • „(Re-)Formatting Global Spaces: Scandinavian Geographers in the Long Nineteenth Century“. Presentation at conference of the Center for Scandinavian Studies (CSS): Rethinking Scandinavia, Lunds Universitet, June 16, 2017.


  • „Deutschlands Grenzen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Migration“. Organization and chairing of an interdisciplinary, 4-day seminar within the framework of “Stipendiaten machen Programm” (funded by “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”), Universität Mannheim, January 8-11, 2015.


  • Danish-German Translation Seminar. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 24. bis 25. Mai 2013.



Summer 2019

  • Übung: Aktuelle politische Themen aus Nordeuropa


Winter 2018/19

  • Einführung in die skandinavistische Kulturwissenschaft
  • Übung: Aktuelle politische Themen aus Nordeuropa
  • NORDEUROPAforum. Journal for the Study of Culture (editorial staff)
  • Tijdschrift voor Skandinavistiek (editorial staff)