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Susanne Marten-Finnis is a Professor of Applied Linguistics (Emerita) at the University of Portsmouth. In her publications, she explores the nexus between Jewish literary activities and European thought. Her focus is on the multilingual Jewish press in the European countries of former Jewish residency and migration. Exemplary in this respect are her pioneering studies on the transformative character of Jewish periodicals in Vilna, Czernovitz and Berlin. Susanne currently works on an annotated bibliography of the historical German-Jewish press (1670-1943).

Her second research strand is the cultural production of Russia Abroad during the first third of the twentieth century, including art publishing, Russian Orientalism and heterotopias in Central Asia. Her academic career includes positions at Queens University Belfast and the University of Bremen, besides visiting positions at the Technical University Berlin, the Belarusian State University Minsk, the University of Heidelberg and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, University of Tübingen

External positions

Reader in German Studies, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 199530 Sep 2005


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Cultural production of Russia Abroad


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