My primary research focus is on 20th century Scandinavian and Baltic political history, with a particular interest in inter-Nordic and inter-regional contacts and cooperation in the Baltic Sea area. I am also interested in contemporary European, Scandinavian and Baltic politics (especially foreign and security policy).
I also have an academic side-interest in Medieval Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture.
I have been active as an academic in the field of Scandinavian and Baltic studies since 2007. I completed my PhD dissertation at University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2014, and joined UCL in 2015. My position is a split one with 0.5 FTE in Scandinavian Studies and 0.5 FTE in European Social and Political Studies (ESPS).
- Baltic-Scandinavian relations during the end stage of the Cold War
- Estonian official and unofficial diplomatic representatives in Sweden
- Estonian reception of texts translated from Old Norse
- Estonian refugees in Scandinavia after the 1905 Russian Revolution
- Nordic identity and the history of regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea area
- Political biography of the Estonian exile politician Aleksander Kesküla (1882-1963)
- Supernatural beings and places in Old Norse literature
- Swedish participation in the Baltic wars of independence, 1918-1920
- The 1918 German occupation in Estonia and Latvia
- The transnationalist Swedish-Finnish-Estonian activist movement during World War I
- The war experiences of Estonian POWs and deserters in World War I.
Term 2: Mondays 1.30-2.30pm (in room 2.4A, Second Floor, 33-35 Torrington Place)
Office: 204, 16-18 Gordon Square