Ebbe Volquardsen

EBBE VOLQUARDSEN (b. 1982)

Magister Artium (2011) in Scandinavian Studies, European Ethnology and Political Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

2008-2012 member of the editorial board of NORDEUROPAforum, since 2013 chief editor.

Since 2012 doctoral fellow at the Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

Visiting scholar at the Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (2013).

Ebbe Volquardsen undertakes the PhD project Danish narratives about a humane kind of colonialism. Cultural encounters and negotiations of identity in the light of an exceptional self-image, in which he analyses texts by Danish authors dealing with Danish colonialism in Greenland and the former Danish West Indies and investigates, how these texts contribute to the generation of the notion of an exceptionally benevolent colonialism as a part of Danish national self-image.