Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

Professor, translator between Polish and Swedish, , B.A. in Cultural Studies ,

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences


  • Cultural history, Memory Studies, Central and Eastern Europe , Polish-Swedish relations, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, nationalism, Slavic languages


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”.

Recent research outputs

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (ed.), Bernsand, N. (ed.) & La Rosa, M. (ed.) 2017 Jun 2 Lund: Centre of European Studies at Lund University. 152 p. (CFE Conference Papers Series)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Sindbaek Andersen, T. & Erll, A. 2017 The Twentieth Century in European Memory: Transcultural Mediation and Reception. Törnquist-Plewa, B. & Andersen Sindbaek, T. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 1-23 (European studies : an interdisciplinary series in European culture, history and politics; vol. 34)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa & Anamaria Dutceac Segesten 2017 In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe. Törnquist-Plewa, B., Bernsand, N. & La Rosa, M. (eds.). Lund: Centre of European Studies at Lund University, p. 135-148 (CFE Conference Papers Series ; vol. 8)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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