• Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, 2003. Designated Emphasis in Film Studies. Dissertation: “Nordic Exposures: Scandinavian Whiteness and Ethnic Assimilation in Classical Hollywood Cinema.”
  • M.A., University of Washington, Seattle. Scandinavian Languages and Literatures. 1998. Thesis: “Tradition, Experimentation and Transformation in the Films of Tancred Ibsen.”
  • Oslo Year Program, University of Oslo, Norway. 1995-1996.                                                             Norwegian language and literature studies; research on Norwegian cinema at the Department of Media and Communications at UiO and at the Norwegian Film Institute.    
  • B.A. University of Washington, Seattle. History. 1989.




Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Ingmar’s Hitchcockian Cameos: Early Bergman as auteur inside the Swedish studio system,” in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. 8:1 (2018): 19-33.
  • “Through a Laugh Darkly: Comedy in the Films of Ingmar Bergman,” in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema. 4:3 (2014): 255-260.
  • “Look to Norway!: The Nazi Occupation of Norway in Hollywood Wartime Cinema” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 2.3 (2012):  299-314.
  • “After The Celebration: Thomas Vinterberg’s It’s All About Love.Film International 9.2 (2011): 20-29.
  • “Scandinavian Auteur as Chameleon: How Benjamin Christensen Reinvented Himself in Hollywood, 1925-1929.” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 1.1 (2011): 7-23.
  • Op med hodet: Tancred Ibsen’s 1933 Experiment in Cinematic Modernism.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 19 (2010): 56-71.
  • “Knut Hamsun at the Movies in Transnational Contexts.” Nordlit: Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur 25 (2009): 41-52.
  • “Politics, Aesthetics, and Afterlife in Paa gjengrodde stier: Retracing Knut Hamsun’s ‘Overgrown Paths’ toward Nazism.” Scandinavica. 47.2 (2008): 175-190.
  • “Helga Crane’s Copenhagen: Denmark, Colonialism, and Transnational Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” With Anna Westerståhl Stenport.  Comparative Literature. 60.3 (2008): 228-243.

Book Chapters

  • “Helga Crane’s Copenhagen: Denmark, Colonialism, and Transnational Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” Co-written with Anna Westerstahl Stenport. Anthologized in Carl Kaplan, ed. Nella Larsen, Quicksand: Norton Critical Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. (forthcoming, 2020).
  • “The Story of a Bad Girl!: Summer with Monika, Sexploitation and the Selling of Erotic Bergman in America,” in Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson, eds. Beyond Swedish Summers: The Breakthrough of Sexuality in Swedish Cinema. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co (2016): 11-20.
  • “The Scandinavian Colonies of Silent Era Hollywood,” in Mette Hjort and Ursula Lindqvist, eds. The Blackwell Companion to Nordic Cinema. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons (2016): 396-416.
  •  “Going Hollywood: Nordic Directors in Contemporary American Cinema,” in Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Käpää, Eds. Popular Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2015): 230-243.
  • “Knut Hamsun on Film in Transnational Contexts,” in Ståle Dingstad, Ylva Frøjd, Elisabeth Oxfeldt, and Ellen Rees, Eds. Knut Hamsun: Transgression and Worlding. Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 2011: 265-27.
  • “‘Garbo Talks!’: Scandinavians in Hollywood, the Talkie Revolution, and the Crisis of Foreign Voice,” in John Fullerton, Ed. Screen Culture: History and Textuality (Stockholm Studies in Cinema series). Sydney: John Libbey & Co. 2004: 21-39.


Book Reviews

  • Wallengren, Ann-Kristin. Welcome Home, Mr. Swanson: Swedish Emigrants and Swedishness in Film. Scandinavian Studies. 87:2 (2015): 309-312.
  • Harty, Kevin J. Ed. The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages. Scandinavian Studies 83.3 (2011): 471-477.
  • Koskinen, Maaret, Ed. Ingmar Bergman Revisited: Performance, Cinema and the Arts. Scandinavica 48.1 (2009): 92-94.
  • Nestingen, Andrew. Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change. Scandinavian Studies 8.3 (2009): 397-400.
  • Prideaux, Sue. Edvard Munch: Behind the ScreamScandinavian Studies 80.2 (2008): 239-241.
  • Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey. Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema Film Quarterly 58.1 (2004): 73-74.
  • Bernardi, Daniel, Ed. Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness, Film Quarterly 56.3 (2003): 50-52.
  • Wright, Rochelle. The Visible Wall: Jews and Other Ethnic Outsiders in Swedish Film. Scandinavian Studies 73.1 (2001): 84-86.
  • Soila, Tytti, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, and Gunnar Iversen, Eds. Nordic National Cinemas Scandinavian Studies 72.1 (2000): 132-135.


Other publications

  • The Virgin Spring (Criterion DVD) review. The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 8 (2008): 102-104.
  • “Benjamin Christensen in Hollywood” in Jytte Jensen, Ed. Benjamin Christensen: An International Dane. New York: MoMA/Danish Wave (1999): 22-33.
  • “The Danish Sound Features at Nordisk” in Jytte Jensen, Ed. Benjamin Christensen: An International Dane.  Ed. Jytte Jensen. New York: MoMA/Danish Wave (1999): 34-37.
  • “Tancred Ibsen’s Op med hodet: avant-garde/backstage-musikalen som slo feil” [“Tancred Ibsen’s Cheer Up!: The avant-garde backstage musical that failed”]. Z Filmtidsskrift Oslo, 58 (1996): 16-29. Translated by Dag Grønnestad.

Courses Taught

  • SCAND 19: Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar: Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen
  • SCAND 50/50W: Introduction to Scandinavian Literature and Cultures
  • SCAND 60W: Introduction to Nordic Cinema
  • SCAND 141A: Theory and the Scandinavian Novel
  • SCAND 141C: The Short Story in Scandinavia
  • SCAND 145A/245A: Henrik Ibsen
  • SCAND 145B/245B: Knut Hamsun
  • SCAND 155: The Modern Breakthrough
  • SCAND 161: Introduction to Nordic Cinema
  • SCAND 163A/263A: Danish Cinema
  • SCAND 163B/263B: Swedish Cinema
  • SCAND 163C/263C: Norwegian Cinema
  • SCAND 166A/266A: Ingmar Bergman
  • SCAND 166C/266C: Carl Th. Dreyer