Professor in Baltic languages at Stockholm University
Membership period 2012–2017
I am professor in Baltic languages with main interest in the history of languages. The aim of my research is to identify how the Indo-European languages have evolved over time and how they relate to each other. I have a broad background in linguistics and have conducted research in Gothic, Sanskrit, Avestan, Greek and Latin. I have recently published a book on the Baltic language spoken in East Prussia before the area was conquered by the Teutonic Knights.
I was the Academy's Chair 2015 –2016.
Photo: Jan Nordén
Family: Boyfriend and daughter
Interests: The whole family is interested in languages and travels a lot. They often spend their summers in Brittany (France) to learn more about the Celtic Breton language spoken there. Sometimes, though, they head for Lithuania to meet friends, eat Lithuanian cepelinai, swim and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Other: When Jenny turned 30, she got a Festschrift (pdf) from her colleagues.