|Area of Study:||20th century and contemporary literature, critical theory, public humanities|
|Courses Taught:||Swedish 211: Second-Year Swedish Comparative Literature 202: Renaissance to the Present Comparative Literature 201: Antiquity to the Renaissance|
Area of Study: 20th century and contemporary literature, critical theory, public humanities
Awards: Public Humanities Exchange (HEX) Grant (2017-2018), Maxwell Institute Summer Seminar Award (2017), Graduate School funding to attend the 2017 National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (2017), Swedish Institute scholarship for pedagogical instruction in Sweden (2016), Wheatley Institution Summer Seminar Award (2016), University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School Fellowship (2015-2016)
About Me: I received my Master of Arts degree in comparative literature from Brigham Young University, where I also worked on the editorial staff of Scandinavian Studies from 2010-2013. I am currently a third-year PhD student with an emphasis in literary studies. This year, I am teaching the second-year Swedish classes in the department and working as a teaching assistant for the Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Fiction course.
My research languages are Swedish and French and my academic interests include contemporary American and European novels, critical theory, labor studies, and public humanities. Recently, I was awarded a Public Humanities Exchange (HEX) grant to work with aspiring first-generation college students in the Madison Metropolitan School District this academic year. In addition to my studies, I work on the editorial staff of Dialogue, an independent quarterly journal. I also enjoy music, film, cooking, and defending the sanctity of the Oxford comma.
I chose to become a Grad student with the Department of GNS...Because the University of Wisconsin-Madison has one of the oldest and most respected programs in Scandinavian Studies. I am also excited to be involved with a public university that has so many ties to the local community in Madison.