Eleonora Narvselius

Eleonora Narvselius

Senior lecturer, associate professor

Personal profile


I am an anthropologist, my research interests include Memory Studies, Heritage Studies, Urban Studies and studies of ethnicity and nationalism. In the course of my research career I have participated in several international research projects focusing on urban environment, memory and heritage management, e.g., Life Forms in the Suburbs of Large Cities in the Baltic Sea Region (funded by the Swedish Research Council, project leader Prof. Karl-Olof Arnstberg, 1999-2001) and Memory of Vanished Population Groups and Societies in Today’s East- and Central European Urban Environments. Memory Treatment and Urban Planning in Lviv, Chernivci, Chisinau and Wrocław (funded by the Swedish research foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, project co-ordinator Dr. Bo Larsson, 2011-2014). I was an MC member of the European research network COST In Search for Transcultural Memory (ISTME) in 2012-2016. Currently I participate in three research projects: MaHoMe. Making It Home. An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration (Kingston University, funded by NordForsk), SO-CLOSE: Enhansing Social Cohesion through Sharing Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations (funded by Horizon2020), och De akademiska och kulturella fälten i Sverige ur ett 'postmigrations'-perspektiv (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond – RJ Dnr. P20-0137). I also teach at MACA programme.


Recently published works:

- with Julie Fedor (eds.) Diversity in the East-Central European Borderlands. Memories, Cityscapes, People. Ibidem, 2021.

- with Gelinada Grinchenko (eds.)Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory. Formulas of Betrayal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 

- Polishness as a Site of Memory and Arena for Construction of a Multicultural Heritage in L’viv, in B. Törnquist-Plewa (ed.) Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern European Cities, Berghahn Books 2016.

- Spicing up Memories and Serving Nostalgias: Thematic Restaurants and Transnational Memories in East-Central European Borderland Cities, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2015.

- Tragic Past, Agreeable Heritage: Post-Soviet Intellectual Discussions on the Polish Legacy in Western Ukraine, Carl Beck Papers 2015, 2401: 1-80.

- Ukrainian Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet L’viv: Narratives, Identity and Power. Lexington Books, 2012.

- “Bandera Debate”: Contentious Legacy of World War II and Liberalization of Collective Memory in Western Ukraine, in: Canadian Slavonic Papers LIV (3-4), 2012.




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities

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