Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Mentor Database

Astrid Surmatz
dr phil, Asst. professor/researcher
Fac of Humanities
University of Amsterdam/Linnaeus University Sweden
  • Education and Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Human and Social
Humanities, Social studies
Postcolonialism, Arctic and antarctic humanities, travel accounts, film studies
  • Arctic
  • Both Polar Regions
  • Global
  • Antarctic
In recent years my research has focussed on intermedial representations of the subarctic and polar areas. I am a tenured Assistant professor at Amsterdam university, and I am also a member of the Concurrences LNUC research group in Sweden, where I was named Associate professor in 2013. Due to my research on Linnaeus, I was elected Fellow of the Linnean Society, FLS. In Amsterdam, I continue to be a member of the European Travel Cluster, of the Digitial Emotions Group and of the Translation studies Group and am a member of the VOSSIUS institute for the history of science. I served as a Board member of the IRSCL from 2011-2015 and of the APECS council 2013-2016, and am a member of HASSEG and PEI. Also, I have published and co-edited several volumes on Children´s literature, postcolonial studies and on Astrid Lindgren. I am a member of several editorial boards and co-editor of a bookseries at Winter.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • Arctic Frontiers
  • Other
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