Ailie Westbrook

Scandinavian Studies

Graduate Student

Languages: Danish, Old Norse

Area(s) of Study: Middle Ages. Medieval childbirth and gynecology. Church paintings.

About: Ailie is a Scandinavian Studies MA/PhD candidate in the GNS department. She received her BA from Harvard University in 2018 in Folklore and Mythology and Archaeology and is now finishing her MA. She is interested in medieval childbirth, pregnancy, and gynecology and works primarily on Denmark in the Middle Ages. Ailie is also interested in kalkmalerier – paintings in Danish churches from the Middle Ages.


– Harvard University, BA in Folklore and Mythology and Archaeology (2018)

Courses Taught:

– Norden in the ILC