Mikael Olsson Berggren

Mikael Olsson Berggren

PhD student in Germanic Languages & Literatures
research interests:
  • Modernity and Mobility
  • Berlin 1900
  • History of the Railway
  • Spatial Theory
  • Modern Temporality and Acceleration Theories

contact info:

office hours:

  • Thursday, 1-2pm

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB1104
  • 1 Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130

Mikael received his BA in political science in 2013 from the Linnaeus University, Växjö.

During 2012-14 he studied Political Science at the University of Passau and completed an internship at the Regional European Commission Representation in Munich. After returning  to Sweden, Mikael finished his BA thesis in Germanic Literature entitled: “Wir Männer sind alle Egoisten,” which set out to explore the portrayal of male behavior and gender performance in Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest. In his 2016 AM thesis "Berlin Transfer - the City on Roads and Rails," he explored the intersections between the emergence of electrical transportation networks and representations of stability and flux in early 20th century Berlin. Mikael has taught courses in Swedish and German while attending the graduate program in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures. In his free time, he likes to run and try out new restaurants.