Helene Grøn

Helene Grøn



  • 2017-2021: PhD, University of Glasgow, Department of Culture and Creative arts and Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). Award: AHRC-fellowship. Thesis: 'How much home does a person need?' Asylum and Belonging through Collective Playwriting
  • 2013-2014: Masters of Letters (MLitt) in Theatre and Performance Practices, University of Glasgow. Funding: The Scottish Council (Scottish Fee Waiver-award). Thesis: 'In you that journey is': Home and Homelessness in the World and On Stage
  • 2012-2013: Masters of Science (MsC) in Playwriting, University of Edinburgh. Funding: Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond. Thesis: Three Lives (full-length play)
  • 2009-2012: Bachelor (BA) of Arts in English, University of Copenhagen. Thesis: One the Verge of Becoming a Story: Comparing Anton Chekhov and Edward Hopper
  • 2011-2012: Erasmus Exchange, University of Edinburgh


Employment History:

University of Copenhagen:

  • 2022-currently: Postdoc on the Where Love Happens Velux-funded project at the Institute for English, German and Romance Languages (Engerom)
  • 2021-2022: Research Assistant at Engerom
  • 2020-2021: Part-time lecturer at Engerom

University of Glasgow:

  • 2019-2020: General Teaching Assistant
  • 2017-2018: Postgraduate co-convenor for Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). Organising events, presentations, social gatherings and workshops for researchers, students and Glasgow’s refugee community.
  • 2017-2018: Conference administrator and organiser of the symposium for Theatre, Film and TV at the University of Glasgow


I am also a writer, librettist and facilitator of socially engaged projects. Recent credits include: 


  • Ongoing: reviewer for Peripeti - tidsskrift for dramaturgiske studier


  • Part of an the artistic team for the Trampoline House contribution to the Documenta15 Festival in Kassel
  • Editor and helper on visAvis – Voices on Asylum and Migration, No. 14, Printed by the lumbung Press, Kassel.
  • Gunna. Short story in Dark Mountain Issue 21: Confluence


  • These days or everyone is a child of the inbetween or everyone is a child of the inbetween these days. Libretto for Composer Matthew Whiteside. Sundays at Noon: Within Without, Concert in the Courtyard, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin


  • These days… Libretto for Composer Matthew Whiteside. The Space, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
  • Amazing Amelia written with and performed with the Women’s Group at the YCSA, UNESCO Spring School, Glasgow
  • Workshop lead on a day-long course about the mechanisms of playwriting and the role of the playwright and the ethics of making theatre. University of Edinburgh


  • This is Us, play written with and performed by a group living in Deportation Centre Sjælsmark, Trampoline House, Copenhagen
  • These days… Libretto for Composer Matthew Whiteside. The Night With… The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
  • Little Black Lies. Libretto for composer Matthew Whiteside performed and produced by Scottish Opera. Scottish Opera, Connect Company, Glasgow.
  • Twice Removed. Libretto for composer Angela Slater. Cheltenham Composers Academy, Cheltenham Festivals

NGO, internships and volunteering include:

  • 2017-currently: Trampoline House, Copenhagen (women’s class/women’s club, democracy class, child care, Danish and English teacher)
  • 2018: Trampoline House (intern in Folkebevægelsen for Asylbørns Fremtid and Women's Club)
  • 2018-2020: Youth Community Support Agency (youth worker developing and assisting on creative projects for young people from marginalised backgrounds)
  • 2016: Scottish Refugee Council (facilitator for the Scottish Refugee Festival)
  • 2014: Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland (intern)

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