Faculty research includes the comprehensive study of Scandinavian and Baltic Literature, history, politics, and culture. Current research projects include gender and queer-theoretical approaches to Norwegian literature; perceptions of Vikings in history; the plays of August Strindberg; the roles of small states in international relations; Baltic folklore, song, and identity; Nordic noir literature; and film about Finnish children and schools. Strong interdisciplinary ties with other departments include Comparative Literature; History; Political Science; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Sociology; Drama; Architecture; and the Jackson School of International Studies.

Recent Research