Scandinavian Studies

Helena Forsås-Scott

It is with great sadness that we report that Helena Forsås-Scott, Honorary Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, passed away on 13 July.

Professor Helena Forsås-Scott

Helena graduated with a Filosofie magister from the University of Gothenburg and held a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. Prior to her retirement in 2010, she was Professor of Swedish and Gender Studies at University College London. Her research focussed on areas including ecocriticism, ecofeminism and gender in 20th century Sweden and Swedish literature. Her contributions to the field of Scandinavian Studies were many and they were first class. Likewise, she offered advice, encouragement and support to many undergraduate and graduate students at a number of institutions.

Following retirement, Helena moved to Edinburgh, remained highly active in the world of academia, and became a valued member of the Scandinavian Studies section. She will be missed.

Our thoughts are with Helena’s family and friends.

Swedish Book Review have published an obituary online here: