John Prusynski

Scandinavian Studies

Graduate Student

Languages: Norwegian, North Sámi

Area(s) of Study: Sámi language, literature, and culture.

About Me: My research focuses on contemporary North Sámi literature. I am particularly interested in the works of Kirste Paltto and Jovnna-Ánde Vest and how they discuss the shifting relationships between the Sámi people and the Nordic majority cultures.


– University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA in Scandinavian Studies
– University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in Spanish, Chinese, and Scandinavian Studies

Courses Taught:

– First-Year Norwegian
– Second-Year Norwegian