Mag. Dr.

Irene Nawrocka

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… is a research associate and works on the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia (ÖBL) where she is responsible for the fields of literature, literary studies and economy. She pursued comparative literature, Scandinavian and German studies and received her PhD in Vienna in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, she was a researcher at the German Literature Archive (DLA) in Marbach am Neckar, and in 2004 she 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 Wien Museum. She has been special editor at the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia since 2009, and was head of the projects „Namentliche Erfassung der nach Schweden emigrierten Österreicher und Österreicherinnen 1933/34–1945“ from 2011 to 2012 and "Zur Biographik und Autobiographik von Verfolgung, Widerstand und Exil: Sichtung und Bearbeitung eines Bestandes an unveröffentlichten Dokumenten österreichischer Exilierter" from 2018 to 2019. Her main research interests are biographical lexicography and personal history, history of publishing, exile studies, publishing houses in exile, and Austrian refugees from National Socialism in Sweden. She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Society for Exile Studies (öge), and of the Theodor Kramer Association (TKG).

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