Education

  • Ph.D. candidate: 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; Cosmopolitanism; European Integration; Sagas; Modern Breakthrough; Fourth Industrial Revolution; Screenwriting & Composition. 

Publications

Articles

  • Memory as Tyranny: A Dataist Argument for Posthuman Interconnectivity in Humans and Real Humans. Memory Studies 17.4: online first (2024). 
  • Historicist Cosmopolitanism from Scandinavia’s First Novel. Comparative Literature 74.3 (2022; forthcoming). 
  • A Liberal Deadlock Against Deplorables: Adapting Ibsen from Nietzscheanism to Nazism to Neoliberalism. Journal of European Studies 52.1 (2022; forthcoming). 
  • Investigating the Lutheran Roots of Social Democracy in Ingeborg HolmScandinavian Studies 93.4 (2021; forthcoming). 
  • Evolutionary Insights into a Maladapted Viking in Gísla sagaJournal of English and Germanic Philology 120.3 (2021; forthcoming). 
  • Probably Ghostwritten The Dark Child: A Lost African Vision for Global Interdependence with 21st Century Relevance. Research in African Literatures 52.1 (2021; forthcoming). 
  • Untangling Darwinian Confusion around Lust, Love, and Attachment in the Scandinavian Modern Breakthrough. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 5.1 (2021; forthcoming). 
  • Battleground for Three Humanisms: The Finnish Trilogy that United What Liberalism, Socialism, and Fascism Tore Apart. The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms (2021; forthcoming). 
  • Workshopping Essay Structure: A Hollywood-Inspired Classroom and Online Model. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 32.3 (2020; forthcoming). 
  • Adapting to Urban Pro-Sociality in Hamsun’s HungerEvolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture 4.2: 33–46 (2020). 
  • Bookending the Enlightenment: Scandinavia’s First Novel and the Anthropocene Condemnation of its TV Adaptation. Journal of European Studies 50.4: 325–42 (2020). 
  • From Oral Story to Film: A Millennium of Reassessing Icelandic Identity in Gísla saga. Literature/Film Quarterly 48.4 (2020). 
  • Repeating Authorial Blackface in Analogous Adaptation of Probably Ghostwritten The Dark ChildAdaptation: online first (2020). 
  • 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 ReykjavíkJournal 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).