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Marianne Stecher-Hansen (she/her/hers)

Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator
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Raitt 305Z
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Thursdays, 3pm - 5pm (Raitt 305Z); or by appointment (Zoom meeting)


PhD, Scandinavian Languages & Literatures, UC Berkeley, 1990
MA, Scandinavian Languages & Literature, University of Washington, 1981
BA, History and Scandinavian Languages & Literature, UC Berkeley, 1978

Marianne Stecher-Hansen is professor of Danish and Scandinavian Studies and works in literary and cultural studies.  Professor Stecher-Hansen enjoys teaching and publishing on 19th- and 20th century Scandinavian literary figures, materials and texts.  Her research engages cultural memory studies, feminism, postcolonial theory and textual studies in relation to the Nordic region, particularly Denmark. Her edited collection Nordic War Stories - World War II as History, Fiction, Media and Memory (2021) is  published by Berghahn Books.  She has recently authored The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen’s Essays – On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire (2014), University of Chicago Press, and the critical commentary for Karen Blixen Værker; Skygger paa Græsset—Essays (2020), published in Denmark.  Professor Stecher-Hansen serves as Graduate Program Coordinator for  Scandinavian Studies and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Scandinavian literature and culture, advanced Danish language and literature as well as courses in the European Studies program. 


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Professional Affiliations: 
American Scandinavian Foundation, Danish Society of Language and Literature, Modern Language Association, Society for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Association for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada.

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