Eleonor Marcussen

 
Part Time Faculty
Assistant Professor 

Ph.D., South Asian History, Heidelberg University, Germany
Master in Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden
B.A. in Hindi, Uppsala University, Sweden


General Information -

Office Hour: ST & MW 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, R 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
Room: NAC 1040
Telephone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Mobile: 1842830220
Email: maria.marcussen@northsouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Eleonor Marcussen joined NSU in January 2017. She completed her PhD in South Asian History from the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany, in April 2017. While in Heidelberg she was a member of the research group 'Cultures of Disasters' in the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context.' In her PhD disseration 'Acts of Aid: The Politics of Relief and Reconstruction after the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake' (summa) she examined the role of civil society, government and international aid in the aftermath of a severe earthquake that shook northern India and specifically Bihar and Nepal in 1934. Her research explores perceptions of natural disasters, resilience in historical disasters, and the formation of aid in the late colonial period. More broadly speaking, her interests encompass enviromental history, transcultural and global history and archival sciences. 

E. Marcussen, Town planning after the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake: Earthquake-safety, colonial improvements and the restructuring of urban space in Bihar, in Special Issue of Studies in Nepal History and Society, Yogesh Raj (ed.), Kathmandu: Mandala Book point, forthcoming 2017.

E. Marcussen, Explaining the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake: The Role of Science, Astrology, and “Rumours”, pp. 241-266, in Historical Disaster Experiences: Towards a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europe, Gerrit Jasper Schenk (ed.) (Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context), Heidelberg (Springer), 2017.
ISBN: 978-3-319-49162-2 (Print) 978-3-319-49163-9 (Online)
http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319491622 

E. Marcussen, A Review of 19th Century Periodicals of Portuguese India: An Assessment of Documentary Evidence and Indo-Portuguese Identity, by Liladhar Ramchandra Pendse. PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. 2013. 294 pp. Dissertation Reviews, 19.11.2013. http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/6265 

Benedict Mette and E. Marcussen, The Transculturality of Historical Disasters: Governance and the Materialisation of Glocalisation. 03.03.2011-05.03.2011, New Delhi, H-Soz-u-Kult, 20.05.2011: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3656. 

Kristine Chalyan-Daffner and E. Marcussen, Hybridity of Historical Disasters. Nature, Society and Power, 25.03.2010-27.03.2010, Beirut, H-Soz-u-Kult, 06.05.2010, and AHF-Information, Nr. 084 (2010): http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3102 http://www.ahf-muenchen.de/Tagungsberichte/Berichte/pdf/2010/084-10.pdf 

2012-2013 Wahlgrenska Stiftelsen (The Wahlgrenska Foundation), Media scholarship, Sweden.

2012 SUPRA Nordic Scholarship. Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2009-2012 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, The German Research Council). PhD scholarship, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, Heidelberg University.

2009 Helmer och Ellen Smiths Stiftelse, Uppsala University Grant.

2008 Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency’s (SIDA) Travel Grant.

2007 SIDA’s Minor Field Study (MFS) Scholarship.

2009-2017  Ph.D., South Asian History, Heidelberg University.
Dissertation title: ‘Acts of Aid: The Politics of Relief and Reconstruction After the 1934 Bihar-Nepal Earthquake.’
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick, Department of History, South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University.
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Jasper Schenk, Department of History, Technische-Universität Darmstadt.

2006-2008 Master of Asian Studies, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
Dissertation title: ‘Learning for Life: Parents’ Perceptions of Their Children’s Education.

2003-2006 B.A., Uppsala University, Sweden. 

2013-2014 Junior Fellow, School of Ecology and Environment Studies, Nalanda University, New Delhi/Rajgir, India.

2012 Instructor, reading class ‘Natural Disasters in Late Colonial South Asia: Perceptions, Interpretations and Reactions’, Department of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University.

2010-2012 Student assistant, part time, in the research group ‘Environmental Activism: An Ontology of its Actors and Their Politics’, Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', Heidelberg University.

2011-2012 Internship at League of Nations Archives, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

2008 Internship programme ‘Knowledge Community on Children in India’ (KCCI) UNICEF India.
Field study based on Photovoice methodology about social inclusion practices and WASH in government schools in Jharkhand. Carried out in a research team.

2007 Field study based on focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with parents and teachers about investments and attitudes towards children’s school education in rural Uttarakhand (3 months). 

2007 Internship, Institute of Social Sciences, 8 Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi.

HIS 102 Introduction to World Civilization (Spring 2017)

2012-2015 Associate Member, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, Heidelberg University.

2009-2012 Member of Junior Research Group ‘Cultures of Disaster’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, Heidelberg University. 

South Asian History

Global History 

Colonial History

Comparative and transcultural studies

Resilience, vulnerability and disasters

Part Time Faculty
Assistant Professor 

Ph.D., South Asian History, Heidelberg University, Germany
Master in Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden
B.A. in Hindi, Uppsala University, Sweden


General Information -

Office Hour: ST & MW 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, R 9:00 - 11:00 AM 
Room: NAC 1040
Telephone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Mobile: 1842830220
Email: maria.marcussen@northsouth.edu

Curriculum Vitae