Anja Tröger

Teaching Fellow in Norwegian

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

Contact details



Room 1.5
21 Buccleuch Place

Post code


  • My office hours are:
    Tuesdays 12-1
    Thursdays 1-2


I am Teaching Fellow in Norwegian at the University of Edinburgh since 2020. I first came to Edinburgh as an undergraduate student, graduating in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature in 2015. I continued my studies first with an MSc by Research, then with a PhD, both in Scandinavian Studies. I completed my PhD in 2019. 

My principal research interest concerns literary depictions of asylum seekers and refugees in Scandinavian and German contemporary 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

  • Norwegian 1 (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Norwegian Language 2 (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Oral for Norwegian (2021-present) (course organiser)
  • Scandinavian Studies Language Paper 1 – Norwegian (2021-present)
  • Scandinavian Literature 2 (2016-present)
  • Contemporary Scandinavian Literature: A Transnational Approach (2023-present) (course organiser)
  • History of the Scandinavian Novel (2016-present) (course organiser)
  • Migration, Diaspora, Exile: The Politics of Representation (2021-present) (course organiser)


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Book Chapter: 'Anger and Hypocrisy in Vigdis Hjort's Et norsk hus - Is Alma Complicit?' in Scandinavia Refracted, ed. by Ian Giles (Edinburgh: Scottish Society for Northern Studies, 2022).

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).