301375_10151069204483931_1397240208_nBorn in Sweden, but raised in Colorado, I spent three years in Stockholm working in marketing after graduating from the University of Oregon with degrees in Sports Business, History, and Scandinavian Studies. Then, chasing fame and fortune, I moved to Wisconsin in 2010 to pursue a PhD in Scandinavian Studies at the University. I earned my MA in 2012 and my PhD in 2016. Along with teaching Swedish and Nordic-American folklore courses, I research Scandinavian-American identity and folklore, immigrant folklore, and laborlore. My dissertation research focused on the role of Scandinavian women immigrants in the labor movement in the United States. I occasionally write for non-academic audiences and translate from Swedish to English. I also love sour gummy worms, Bruce Springsteen, and teaching. Not necessarily in that order.

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