Anja Tröger

Teaching Fellow in Norwegian

  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Room 1.5
21 Buccleuch Place

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Dr Anja Tröger is Teaching Fellow in Norwegian at the University of Edinburgh since 2020. She first came to Edinburgh as an undergraduate student, graduating with first class honours in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature in 2015. She continued with an MSc by Research, funded by the LLC Masters Scholarship, and awarded with distinction in 2016. She then went on to doctoral research, funded by the Northern Scholars PhD Scholarship, and completed in 2019. 

Anja's principal research interest concerns literary depictions of asylum seekers and refugees in Scandinavian and German literature, and the intersections of power structures, politics and affect in the context of migration. Other research interests include literary representations of postmigrant experiences and postmemory. 


PhD (University of Edinburgh)

MScR in Scandinavian Studies (University of Edinburgh)

MA in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature (University of Edinburgh)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Guided Language Study – Norwegian (2020-21)
  • Guided Socio-Cultural Study – Norwegian (2021-22)
  • History of the Scandinavian Novel (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Migration, Diaspora, Exile: The Politics of Representation (2021-22)
  • Norwegian 1 (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Norwegian Language 2 (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Oral for Norwegian (2021-present)
  • Scandinavian Literature 2 (2016-present)
  • Scandinavian Studies Language Paper 1 – Norwegian (2021-present)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Monograph: Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives (Oxford: Legenda, 2021).

Book chapter: ‘Postmigrant Remembering in Mnemonic Affective Spaces: Senthuran Varatharajah’s Vor der Zunahme der Zeichen and Pooneh Rohi’s Araben’, in Postmigration: Art, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Europe, ed. by Anna Meera Gaonkar and others (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2021).

Article: ‘Emerging Voices in Swedish Literature: Diversity and Difference’, in Swedish Book Review (2020: 1-2).

Book Review: Review of Danish Literature as World Literature, ed. by Dan Ringgaard and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (2017), MLR, 113 (2018).