Jan Borm is Full Professor in British Literature at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) where he is also Director of “the Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research Monaco-UVSQ” and co-director of the interdisciplinary Master 2 programme “Arctic Studies” affiliated with the University of Paris-Saclay, France’s leading research university.
A specialist of travel literature and writings about the Arctic, he has published numerous articles in English, French and German in reviews such as Polar Record, Inter-Nord, Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines and Studies in Travel Writing. He is the author of the portrait Jean Malaurie, un homme singulier (Paris: Éditions du Chêne, 2005) and co-editor of twelve collective volumes including Le Froid (Montreal: Presses universitaires du Québec, 2018), German Representations of the Far North (17th-19th centuries): Writing the Arctic, With a Preface by Jean Malaurie (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2020) and Jean Malaurie. Cahier de l’Herne (2021) as well as the forthcoming Representations of the West Nordic Isles – Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands (Eutin, Wachholtz Verlag, 2022).
Past research project participations include Green Greenland (funded by the French National Research Agency ANR), POLARIS (FP7-Marie-Curie-IRSES) and EDU-ARCTIC (H2020), ongoing participation the Belmont Forum project NICH-ARCTIC. Jan Borm is general editor of the book series “Arctic Humanities” published by Brill. In 2019, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lapland at Rovaniemi, Finland.