Jan Borm is Full Professor in British Literature at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and UARCTIC Chair in Arctic Humanities (2022-2027). At UVSQ, he is also co-director of the interdisciplinary Master 2 programme “Arctic Studies” affiliated with the University of Paris-Saclay, France’s leading research university. Jan Borm is a specialist of travel literature and writings about the Arctic. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in English, French and German.
He is the author of the portrait Jean Malaurie, un homme singulier (Paris: Éditions du Chêne, 2005) and co-editor of the volume dedicated to Jean Malaurie in the prestigious Cahier de l’Herne series (Paris: Éditions de l’Herne, 2021), as well as co-editor of twelve collective volumes including Le Froid (Montreal: Presses universitaires du Québec, 2018). Past research project participations include “Green Greenland” (funded by the French Research Agency), POLARIS (FP7-Marie-Curie-IRSES) and EDU-ARCTIC (H2020), as well as the Erasmus+ project ERIS (Exploitation of Research Results in School Practice) focused on Arctic research and climate change in STEM education. He is currently participating in the Belmont Forum project NICH-Arctic (From Nunavik to Iceland: Climate, Human and Culture through time across the coastal (sub)Arctic North Atlantic).
In 2019, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi (Finland).