David Whitlock (he/him/his)

Graduate Student
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Contact Information

Office Hours
Spring 2023: Th 10:30–12:20


M.A., Scandinavian Area Studies, UW, 2020
Mg. hum., Baltic Sea Regional Studies, University of Latvia, 2016
B.A., Norwegian, UW, 2014
B.S., Psychology, UW, 2014

Sveiki! I'm David, a PhD student in Scandinavian Languages and Literature, and the ASE for large-lecture courses in WIN 2023. I've previously taught the introductory Norwegian language series for the department, and been a TA for many of the department's topics courses, including Mythology, Folklore, Sagas, and Intro to Scandinavia.

My dissertation research concerns the history of the popularization of the idea of Scandinavia and/or Nordic countries as "the good place" or "the bad place" from the late 19th century to the present.

In my free time, I'm a musician, and sometimes play gigs around the city. Because of this, I regularly give lectures for the Department on this history of heavy metal.

If you'd like to talk to me about this or anything else, come to my office hours or shoot me an email!

Courses Taught

Spring 2022

Winter 2022

Autumn 2021

Spring 2021

Additional Courses

SCAND 100: Introduction to Scandinavian Culture, Autumn 2018
SCAND 230: Introduction to Folklore Studies, Winter 2019
SCAND 232: Hans Christian Andersen and the Fairy Tale Tradition, Spring 2019


Professional Affiliations
Society of Historians of Scandinavia (SHS)