Sara Ann Knutson

Sara Ann Knutson received her BA in History from the University of Michigan in 2015 and her MPhil in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge in 2016. » read more »

Sarah Eriksen

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 »

Tiffany White

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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Troy Wellington Smith

Troy Wellington Smith is a PhD student and Graduate Student Instructor 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 »

Isobel Boles

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 »

Ulf Olsson

Ulf Olsson is professor of comparative literature at Stockholm University, Sweden, but has frequently been coming to UC Berkeley, both to teach and to perform research. Olsson has published extensively on Swedish writer August Strindberg, as well as on more contemporary writers Birgitta Trotzig and Lars Norén. His latest book, Silence and Subject in Modern Literature: Spoken Violence (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) starts with Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, passes via writers such as Hawthorne, Melville, Musil and several others, up to Peter Handke’s Kaspar, in a discussion of language as a medium for violent forming of the subject. Olsson is also interested in improvised music, and has published on artists such as John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and he is currently working on a book on the Grateful Dead, alongside a book on the late works of August Strindberg. Olsson’s theoretical focus is on the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Benjamin), and on Michel Foucault, and he also co-edited a selection of Foucault’s essays in Swedish translation. He is also interested in problems of violence, improvisation, commodification, exile, in literature.

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