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

Kowalski, K. (ed.), Piekarska Duraj, L. (ed.) & Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (ed.), 2018 Dec 1, In : Politeja. 52, 1, p. 1-193 193 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial Issue (editor)

Piekarska Duraj, L. & Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, 2018 Dec 1, In : Politeja. 52, 1, p. 25-56 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niklas Bernsand (ed.) & Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (ed.), 2018 Nov 2, Amsterdam: Brill. 274 p. (Eurasian Studies Library; vol. 11)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

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