Background and activities

I'm an Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Literature. I hold a master and a PhD in English from the University of Copenhagen. In addition, I have studied at Monash University, Melbourne and been a visiting doctoral fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

I teach bachelor students in the course ENG1404. In addition, I am happy to supervise masters theses within the areas of society and culture of the English-speaking world, postcolonial studies, imperial history, and modern literature, in particular life writing and postcolonial literature.

Professional interests

  • Memory culture
  • Decolonisation
  • British, Australian, Caribbean, Zimbabwean and American history and society
  • Autobiography
  • Nostalgia

Research projects

  • Ph.d. fellow: Autobiography After Empire: Individual and Collective Memory in Dialogue (2013-2016)
  • Member of research project: The Embers of Empire (2013-2018)

Editorial work

  • Editor of special issue of Life Writing (2016)
  • Guest editor of Kvinden&Samfundet (Woman and Society) (2009)

Scholarly and professional work

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Rasch, Astrid. (2017) Life Writing After Empire. Routledge. 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-22321-9.


  • Rasch, Astrid. (2016) Autobiography After Empire: Individual and Collective Memory in Dialogue. 2016.