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Charlie Krautwald

Lecturer

Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

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smg545@hum.ku.dk

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Bio 

Charlie Krautwald is a researcher of modern political, cultural, and urban history and presently employed as a part-time lecturer in History at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has contributed to the development of a Nordic research field on Interwar Period (1919-1939) political culture, contentious politics, and activism with ground-breaking work on the dynamics of militant anti-fascist and far-right activism. The key findings of his thesis (2021) were the documentation of the integral role posed by different conceptions of public urban space in 1930’s political culture and the uncovering of the interplay between street politics and the parliamentarian ambitions of e.g., far-right youth movements. Krautwald’s research interests also include the history of fascism and the contemporary Far Right, on which he frequently contributes with expert insights in the media. He was employed as a researcher at the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden (2022-2023) and has been teaching history courses at the University of Copenhagen since 2020. In July 2024, Krautwald will commence with a two-year postdoctoral research project, Street-fighting Women. Gender, body, and violence on the Far Right in Interwar Scandinavia, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and hosted at the Saxo-Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

Research interests 

  • Interwar political culture 
  • Fascism
  • Far-right movements, ideology, and networks
  • Anti-fascism
  • Gender history

Featured publications 

Krautwald, Charlie. & Johan. A. Lundin. 2023. “Ett av de bästa medlen i vår propaganda. Cykeln i svensk och dansk politisk kultur under mellankrigstiden.” Scandia – Tidskrift för historisk forskning, 89 (2): 230-250.
Krautwald, Charlie. 2021. Kampen om gaderne. Gadepolitik og rumlige krav i 1930’ernes politiske kultur. Kristiansand: University of Agder.
Krautwald, Charlie. 2020. Kampklar! Venstrefløjen og den militante antifascisme i Danmark 1930-39. Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press.
Krautwald, Charlie. 2019. “Three arrows against the swastika. Militant social democracy and the radical opposition to fascism in Denmark 1932-34.” In Kasper Braskén, Nigel Copsey & Johan A. Lundin, eds., Anti-Fascism in the Nordic Countries. New Perspectives, Comparisons and Transnational Connections. London: Routledge.
Krautwald, Charlie. 2018. “Fascismen marcherer. Kontinuitet og tradition i fascismens brug af gaderne som politisk arena.” In Bjørg Seland, ed., Opprør og opposisjon under enevelde og demokrati. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.