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Birgitte Beck Pristed


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Birgitte Beck Pristed


  • Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Rusland- og Balkanstudier, fag
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
1467, 321
Aarhus C

E-mail: birgitte.pristed@cas.au.dk

Mobil: +4587162763

Telefon: +4587162763

Curriculum Vitae




2009   –2014:

University of   Mainz, Faculty of Translation-, Language- and Cultural Studies

Russian   Department

Ph.D. Candidate

Dissertation: The   New Russian Book. A Graphical Cultural History

May – June 2010:

Moscow State   Linguistic University

Visiting   Ph.D.Candidate

May – June 2010:

University of   Copenhagen, Institute for Art and Cultural Studies

M.A. in Comparative   Literature with elective module in Russian


University of   Konstanz, Germany, dep. of Literature / Slavistics,




Job experience


Jan. 2015 – present:

Aarhus   University, School of Culture & Socitey, Russian Studies

Assistant   professor

2006 –2008:

The Workers’   Museum, Copenhagen



The Workers’   Museum, Copenhagen

Project leader of   Nordic-Baltic travelling exhibition

2002 – 2003: 

The Maxim Gorky   Institute of Literature, Moscow, Russia

Danish teacher


Research areas

  • Russian culture and literature
  • Soviet and post-Soviet topics
  • Visual arts, photo, film, architecture
  • Media and book history
  • Cultural transfer and transnational relations
  • Cultural heritage and museology


Research interests

My current projects are related to Soviet and post-Soviet print and digital culture, book graphics, and Soviet paper production and recycling politics. I am also interested in the concept of “capitalist realism” as a contemporary Russian cultural paradigm that relates both to socialist realism and to Western forms of commerce-driven art.