Richelle Wilson

Scandinavian Studies

Graduate Student

Languages: Swedish

Area(s) of Study: 20th century and contemporary literature. Critical theory. Public humanities.

About MeI 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.


– Brigham Young University, MA in Comparative Literature


  • 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)