Irene Nawrocka studied comparative literature, Scandinavian and German studies, and received her PhD in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, she was a researcher at the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar, and from 2004 was employed in the framework of a project at the Commission for Historical Press Documentation at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 2004 to 2008, she worked as a publishing house editor, in cultural education and as an exhibition curator at the Vienna Museum. She has been special editor at the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia since 2009, and was leader of the project 'Namentliche Erfassung der nach Schweden emigrierten Österreicher und Österreicherinnen 1933/34–1945’ at the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia from 2011 to 2012. She is a member of the board of the Theodor Kramer Association, and of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Society for Exile Studies.
Period: mid-18th century to the present.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy, Republic of Austria, Sweden
Topics: biography, lexicography, personal history, exile studies, exile literature, history of publishing, exile publishing, Austrian émigrés in Sweden