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Eleonor Marcussen
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Eleonor Marcussen is a researcher at Linnaeus University and a member of Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Her current research project examines the socio-environmental impacts of infrastructural expansion in central India in the 1860s. She holds a PhD in South Asian History from Heidelberg University where she was member in a transcultural research group working on historical disasters. Her research interests include socio-environmental histories of infrastructure, imperialism in relation to Nordic colonialism, governance and politicalization of disasters. In her forthcoming book (Cambridge University Press) 'Acts of Aid: Politics of Relief and Reconstruction in the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake', she examines the organization of relief and reconstruction work by international organisations, civil society and the state in India in the 1930s.
E. Marcussen with N. Chatterjee, Z. Mahmood (2021) ‘Politics of Vaccine Nationalism in India: Global and Domestic Implications’, Forum for Development Studies 48: 357-369;
E. Marcussen (2018) ‘Cooperation and Pacifism in a Colonial Context: Service Civil International and Work Camps in Bihar, 1934-1937’, in HerStory – Historical Scholarship between South Asia and Europe: Festschrift in Honour of Gita Dharampal-Frick. Heidelberg, Berlin, CrossAsia-eBooks: 83-102.
E. Marcussen (2017) ‘1934 Earthquake: Making Political Capital from Relief Work’, in Force of Nature: Essays on History and Politics of Environment. London; New York, Routledge: 109-122.
E. Marcussen (2017) ‘Explaining the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake: The Role of Science, Astrology, and “Rumours”, in Historical Disaster Experiences: Towards a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europe. Heidelberg, Springer: 241-266.
E. Marcussen (2017) ‘Town Planning after the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake: Earthquake-safety, colonial improvements and the restructuring of urban space in Bihar’, Studies in Nepali History and Society, 22: 321-354.
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