Graduate Students

  • A Third Culture Kid and Air Force brat who grew up in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Zachary’s academic engagement with literature is tied closely to his interest in national identity.

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  • Isobel earned dual Bachelor of the Arts degrees in Classics, and German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015. » read more »

  • Originally an architecture major at UC Berkeley, Sarah Bienko Eriksen signed up for an introductory Danish class in the fall of 2004 when something else fell through. One thing led to another and in 2008 she graduated with a BA in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature. » read more »

  • Ida Moen Johnson’s interest in Scandinavian studies stems from her upbringing in a Scandinavian-American family and her studies of comparative literature. She earned her undergraduate degree in comparative literature in 2005 from Brown University where she focused on Spanish and French literature of the Caribbean. » read more »

  • Troy Wellington Smith is a PhD student in the Department of Scandinavian. He received his BA in English literature and history from Swarthmore College, and went on to receive an MS in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. » read more »

  • Rue’s love of the medieval period began in childhood and never left. Starting in 2008 she spent two summers on an archaeological dig in Iceland, where she became hooked on Viking-Age Scandinavia. She earned her B.A. in Medieval Studies from Smith College in 2012 with a focus on Old English language and Old Norse literature. » read more »

  • Anna Tomi earned her BA (2011) and MA (2015) at the University of Helsinki with a major in Finnish Literature and a designated emphasis in Gender Studies, Semiotics, and Art History. In 2011-12 Tomi studied at the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and returned as a visiting scholar in 2017, after working as a literary critic and editor in chief of a literary magazine for several years. » read more »

  • Timothy Liam Waters received his BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2017. » read more »

  • Tiffany’s interest in Scandinavia sprung from a course on pre-Christian religions at Manhattanville College, where she completed her BA in World Religions with a double minor in Philosophy and History.
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