Inna Ganschow is a scholar with strong expertise in the history of migration, media, and literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a geographical focus on Russia, Ukraine, and Luxembourg. She also has interdisciplinary interests in digital methods in oral history, the language heritage of minorities, and writing techniques in captivity.
Ganschow has published several books, including her PhD thesis in 2013 on postmodern Russian literature and a monograph on multicultural migration from Russia titled 100 Years of Russians in Luxembourg: History of an Atomized Diaspora in 2020, where she was the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project.
She also serves as the PI for the research on Forced Laborers from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia during WWII in Luxembourg. The publication of the book with the project results is currently being prepared for release in 2024. Her next research project, scheduled for 2024-2026, focuses on the oral history of war testimonies from Ukraine.
Ganschow is a co-founder of the Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network (LURN), which was created in 2022. She has over 10 years of experience in university teaching.
In parallel to her academic career, Ganschow has also maintained a career in journalism. She started in television journalism in Kazakhstan and continued to work as a journalist after moving to Germany in 1994. From 1999 to 2020, she worked as a freelancer for ZDF Television in Germany, primarily covering historical documentaries under the direction of Guido Knopp. She conducted archival research and frequently interviewed historical witnesses.
In terms of print media in Germany, Ganschow published articles for the Trierischer Volksfreund from 1997 to 2004. Since 2015, she has worked as a correspondent for Luxembourg's largest newspaper, Luxemburger Wort, covering historical, migrational, and cultural topics.