Dr. Lars Fredrik Stöcker

Vertretungsprofessur im Sommersemester 2023 und Wintersemester 2023/2024

Lehrstuhl für Nordische Geschichte

Domstraße 9a, Raum 0.07
17489 Greifswald
Telefon: +49 3834 420 3330


Sprechzeit: n. V.



Academic positions

04/2023-03/2024 Representation of the professorship for Nordic History at the University of Greifswald

2017 – Coordinator of the doctoral college “Austrian Galicia and Its Multicultural Heritage” and researcher at the Institute for Eastern European History at the University of Vienna

2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University

2015 – 2017 Research fellow at the Institute for East European History at the University of Vienna

2012 – 2014 Mobilitas Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of History at the University of Tallinn


2008 – 2012 European University Institute, Florence - PhD (Department of History and Civilization, ungraded)
Dissertation: “Bridging the Baltic Sea: Networks of Resistance and Opposition during the Cold War” (supervisor: Prof. Philipp Ther)

2010 – 2011 University of Tallinn
Guest researcher (Institute of History)

2007 – 2008 European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder
PhD candidate (Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences)

1999 – 2006 European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder
Diploma (Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, with distinction)
Thesis: “The Presence of the Past: The Comeback of Historical Polish-Lithuanian Resentments and their Impact on the National Mobilization of the Polish Minority in Lithuania, 1988–1991” (supervisor: Prof. Philipp Ther)

2001 – 2002 Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Erasmus student (Institute for Jewish Culture, Institute of Sociology)

Scholarships and research grants

2014 Postdoctoral research grant (project number: 2014–176), funded by the Swedish Research Council (36 months), entitled “Laboratories of Marketization: A Historical Reassessment of Economic Reforms at the Soviet Union’s Western Fringes, 1987–1991”.

2012 Mobilitas postdoctoral research grant (project number: MJD347), funded by the European Social Fund via the Estonian Science Foundation (24 months), entitled “A Gradual Transition: Perestroika,
Opposition, Secession and Transformation in Estonia in Light of the Border-Crossing Elite Networks from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s”.

2011 Research grant “Estophilus”, Estonian Institute, Tallinn (5 months)

2010 Research grant “Paderewski”, Natolin College of Europe, Warsaw

2007–2008 Dissertation scholarship “Germany and its Eastern Neighbours”, Ebelin and Bucerius Foundation, ZEIT-Stiftung, Hamburg (24 months)

2007 Research scholarship of the German Historical Institute, Warsaw (3 months)


Zeitgeschichte Ost-, Ostmittel- und Nordeuropas, Geschichte der Transformation, Kalter Krieg, Geschichte des Sozialismus, Diasporaforschung


Peer-reviewed monographs

2018 Bridging the Baltic Sea. Networks of Resistance and Opposition during the Cold War Era. The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series, ed. Mark Kramer. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2017 “The 1972 Memorandum to the United Nations and Its Repercussions: Émigré Politics and Soviet Estonian Dissent During the ‘Era of Stagnation’”. Journal of Baltic Studies 48 (2), 109–33.
2016 “Perestroika and the Economic ‘Westernization’ of the USSR: Soviet Estonian Market Pioneers and their Nordic Partners”. The Estonian Historical Journal 3–4, 447–76.
2015 “Cracks in the ‘Iron Curtain’: The Evolution of Political Contacts between Soviet Estonia and the Estonian Emigration in Sweden before Perestroika”. In: Baltic Worlds 8 (1–2), 75–85.
2014 “Nylon Stockings and Samizdat: The ‘White Ship’ between Helsinki and Tallinn in the Light of Its Unintended Economic and Political Consequences”. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung, 63 (3), 374–

Peer-reviewed book chapters
2013 “The Baltic Connection: Transnational Samizdat Networks between Émigrés in Sweden and the Democratic Opposition in Poland”. In Samizdat, Tamizdat & Beyond: Transnational Media during and after
Socialism, ed. Friederike Kind-Kóvacs and Jessie Labov. New York: Berghahn Books, 51–69.
2012 “Bridging the Baltic Sea in the Cold War Era: The Political Struggle of Estonian Émigrés in Sweden as a Case Study”. In The Baltic Sea Region and the Cold War, ed. Olaf Mertelsmann and Kaarel Piirimäe. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 103–24.
2010 “Eine transnationale Geschichte des geteilten Europa? Die Brückenfunktion des polnischen politischen Exils in Schweden 1968–1980 als Fallstudie“. In “Schleichwege”. Inoffizielle Begegnungen
sozialistischer Staatsbürger zwischen 1956 und 1989, ed. Włodzimierz Borodziej, Jerzy Kochanowski, and Joachim von Puttkamer. Vienna: Böhlau-Verlag, 253–73.

Articles on current issues
2017 “Perceived Economic Exploitation and Separatist Regionalism in the EU: Lessons from the Soviet Collapse”, Baltic Rim Economies 4 (Quarterly Review, University of Turku), 39.

Contributions to conference proceedings

2009 “The History of the Baltic Sea Region in the Cold War Era. Transnational Entanglements beyond the Iron Curtain”. In The “Baltic Frontier” Revisited. Power Structures and Cross-Cultural Interactions
in the Baltic Sea Region, ed. Imbi Sooman and Stefan Donecker. Vienna: University of Vienna, 153–72.

2017 Meike Wulf: Shadowlands. Memory and History in Post-Soviet Estonia. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books 2016. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropaforschung 4, 639–40.
2017 Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen, eds.: Beyond the Divide. Entangled Histories of Cold War Europe. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 2015. Forschungen zur Baltischen Geschichte 12, 435–39.
2017 Tõnu Tannberg, ed.: Behind the Iron Curtain. Soviet Estonia in the Era of the Cold War. Tartu Historical Studies, vol. 5. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2015. Forschungen zur Baltischen Geschichte 12, 445–49.
2014 Zenonas Norkus: On Baltic Slovenia and Adriatic Lithuania. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Patterns in Post-Communist Transformation. Budapest: Central European University Press 2012. –
In: Forschungen zur Baltischen Geschichte 9, 391–395.