Education

  • Ph.D. student: UCLA European Languages and Transcultural Studies
  • M.A. Scandinavian: UCLA Scandinavian Section
  • M.F.A. Screenwriting: UCLA Theater, Film and Television
  • B.A. Journalism: Oslo Metropolitan University
  • B.S. International Relations: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research

Nordic Literature & Culture; Film & Adaptation; TV & New Media; Evolution; Humanism & Dataism; Modern Breakthrough; Fourth Industrial Revolution; Screenwriting

Publications

Articles

  • Investigating the Lutheran Roots of Social Democracy in Ingeborg Holm. Scandinavian Studies (forthcoming).
  • Workshopping Essay Structure: A Hollywood-Inspired Classroom Model. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (forthcoming).
  • Evolutionary Insights Into a Maladapted Viking in Gísla saga. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 120.2 (2021; forthcoming).
  • Untangling Darwinian Confusion Around Lust, Love, and Attachment in the Scandinavian Modern Breakthrough. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 5.1 (2021; forthcoming).
  • Bookending Enlightenment: From Early Novel’s Individualistic Empowerment to TV Adaptation’s Anthropocene Condemnation. Journal of European Studies 51.1 (2021; forthcoming).
  • Adapting to Urban Pro-Sociality in Hamsun’s Hunger. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 4.2 (2020; forthcoming).
  • Adapting Social Change: Swedish Crime Fiction as a Medium for System Correction. Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance 13.1: 37–50 (2020).
  • Sealing New Truths: Film Adaptation as Cultural Capstone for 101 Reykjavík. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 10.1: 25–44 (2020).
  • Agreeing on History: Adaptation as Restorative Truth in Finnish Reconciliation. Literature/Film Quarterly 48.1 (2020).
  • Paratextual Adaptation of Social Importance for Three Groundbreaking Scandinavian Novels. LOGOS: Journal of the World Publishing Community 30.3: 40–56 (2019).
  • Adapting a Witch to Modern Beliefs and Values: Persecuting the Outsider through Trial, Stage, and Film. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 3.2: 39–52 (2019).
  • Belief System Disintegration: Evolutionary Insights from Bergman’s Det sjunde inseglet. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research 75.8: 632–52 (2019).
  • Ofelas: Filming Otherness in Indigenous Revitalization. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 14.2: 233–41 (2018).
  • Virtual Sidekick: Second-Person POV in Narrative VR. Journal of Screenwriting 9.1: 73–83 (2018).

Additional

Languages: English, Norwegian (fluent); Swedish, Danish (comprehension); German, French, Old Norse, Spanish (non-fluent).