My expertise is in the Scandinavian languages and their history. As of the school year 2015-16, I have joined the faculty of the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
During 2011--14, I taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Scandinavian Studies full-time at the University of California, Los Angeles. I earned my Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia.
I have made many contributions to popular culture. I am credited in Disney's Frozen for the runes and spoken Old Norse I wrote for that film, and I have also appeared several times on shows on the History channel.
I have published original research and creative writing in both English and Norwegian. My translation of the Poetic Edda, our main source for the myths of the Norse gods, was published this year by Hackett Publishing Company, and my translation of the Saga of the Volsungs and Ragnar Lothbrok is forthcoming from the same press.
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