Dr. Elina Mikkilä, free literature-based researcher in Berlin. Born and raised in Finland. Studied Comparative Literature and Romance studies, as well as Slavic and Scandinavian / English studies in Vienna, Paris and Saint Petersburg. Completed the first German-language PhD in Literary Arts with a metapoetological thesis about today’s autofictional communication process at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Former research fellow at the Swiss Literature Institute and at the Free University of Berlin. Conference speaker throughout Europe. Writer in-residence at the first Intercultural Authors’ Camp in Cologne. Research interests: Migration literature of culturally bi-/multilingual authors, intercultural hermeneutics and questions of identity. Recently published: “Autor 2.0 – Schreiben ohne feste Identität“, “Das Fremde im Eigenen” (edition mono/monochrom) and “Fünf vor Zwölf” (Edition FZA).
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