Graduate Students

  • 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 »

  • Victoria Häggblom is a writer and translator of Swedish with an MFA from Columbia University. Her translation of poet Bruno K. Öijer’s The Trilogy won the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s translation prize and her short fiction has been published in several literary journals. Her interests are Critical Theory, Ecocriticism, Creative Writing, and Scandinavian modernist literature.

  • Michael Lawson is a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Scandinavian with a dual focus on Scandinavian Languages & Literatures and Medieval Studies.

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  • Joshua Lee is a current PhD student at UC Berkeley’s Department of Scandinavian. He received his BA from the University of Edinburgh in History and Politics in 2020, and an MLitt in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews in 2021, where he studied medieval Icelandic society, Latin, Old Norse, and Palaeography and Codicology. His master’s thesis was entitled ‘Friendship and Mistrust: characterising interactions between Scoto-Norse leaders and Norwegian kings c.1100-1260’.

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  • Natalya is a current PhD student at the department of Scandinavian with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She obtained a B.A. in English and Scandinavian Studies at BYU in 2021, and received her M.A. from UC Berkeley in 2023. Her research interests include the relationship between Nordic literature and its political contexts, especially as it relates to the political landscape of women (including trans women) and gender queer individuals. » read more »

  • Anna Tomi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Scandinavian. She received her BA in Finnish Literature from University of Helsinki, with a concentration on art history and gender studies. » read more »

  • Timothy Liam Waters is a PhD candidate in the Department of Scandinavian and Program in Medieval Studies at UC Berkeley. He received his BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2017 and his MA in Scandinavian Studies from UC Berkeley in 2019. » 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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