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 »

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

  • Rue works on contact between Scandinavia and the Byzantine Empire during the Viking and Middle Ages, with a focus on the Varangian Guard and their legacy in the Old Norse saga tradition. Other research interests include Norse mythology, adaptation and narrative evolution, and the role of Vikings in current video game culture.

  • 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 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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