Natalie van Deusen, President

Natalie Van Deusen is the inaugural Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Alberta, where she teaches a variety of courses on Scandinavian language, literature, and culture. Her research interests include Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic paleography and philology, manuscript culture, hagiography and religious literature, and women’sand gender studies. She also serves as Book Review Editor for Scandinavian-Canadian Studies/Études scandinaves au Canada.

Dr. Natalie van Deusen
Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Scandinavian Professor, Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Alberta
309-D Arts Convocation Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E6
Email: vandeuse@ualberta.ca


Christine Ekholst, Vice President and Programming Chair

Christine Ekholst is a historian who researches gender and sexuality in medieval Scandinavia and Europe. She has taught at Carleton University and the University of Guelph in Canada. She is currently a research fellow at the Department of History at Uppsala University and will take up an assistant professorship there starting January 2018.

Dr Christine EkholstEmail: christine.ekholst@gmail.com

John T. Nilson, Treasurer


John Nilson is a retired politician, having served in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for over 20 years. John has held many government posts including Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Minister of Health, and Minister of the Environment. He even served briefly as the Interim Leader for the NDP (2011).  He is a long-standing member of the AASSC.

3270 Albert St
Regina, SK
S4S 3N9
Phone: 306-537-7039
Phone: 306-584-9887
email: jnilson@sasktel.net


Helga Thorson, Editor Scandinavian-Canadian Studies

Helga Thorson is Chair of the Department of Germanic &  Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research and teaching interests focus on late nineteenth- and early twentieth century literature in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia; foreign language pedagogy; and Holocaust studies. She began her term as editor of Scandinavian-Canadian Studies in 2014.

Dr. Helga Thorson
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria
Clearihue Building, Room D254
P.O. Box 3045
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3P4

Email: scancan@uvic.ca

Guðrún Björk Guðsteinsdóttir, Secretary


Research Interests: English Literature, especially North American Literature

School of Humanities – Faculty of Language, Literature and Linguistics

University of Iceland

Nýi Garður / Ng-204

Reykjavík, Iceland

Email: gsteins@hi.is


Natalie van Deusen, Book Review Editor Scandinavian-Canadian Studies

Currently Natalie is serving as editor of book reviews for the Scandinavian-Canadian Studies Journal.

Dr. Natalie van Deusen
Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Scandinavian Professor, Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Alberta
309-D Arts Convocation Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E6
Email: vandeuse@ualberta.ca

Erin Halstad McGuire, AASSC Newsletter Editor and Webmaster

Erin Halstad McGuire joined the University of Victoria in 2010 as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Anthropology. She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Her main areas of interest are the Viking North Atlantic, funerary ritual, gender identities, material culture, migration and Medieval Archaeology. Her current research explores the theme of childhood in burial practices in Scandinavian Scotland. Erin’s secondary research interests revolve around the scholarship of learning and teaching, with a particular focus on supporting students during group work processes.

For the AASSC, Erin is Newsletter Editor and Webmaster

Dr Erin McGuire
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria
PO Box 3050 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P5
e-mail: ehalstad@uvic.ca


Danielle Turner, Assistant Newsletter Editor and Webmaster

Danielle Turner is finishing her M.A. in history at California State University, Fullerton. She studies the Viking Age, focusing specifically on philology, warfare, weather, and medicine.

Danielle is internationally published and has worked as a special features presenter on the History Channel Show, VIKINGS.

Danielle Turner email:
California State University, Fullerton
email: daniellepatsy@csu.fullerton.edu

Marit Ann Barkve, Member at Large

Marit Ann Barkve is a PhD Candidate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Her research interests include: Scandinavian literature, migration, Scandinavian-American literature, and Nordic feminisms.

Email: Barkve@wisc.edu



Anu Muhonen, Member at Large

Anu Muhonen has previously worked at Stockholm University in Sweden (2002-2014) and is the incumbent Director and Assistant Professor of Finnish Studies Program at the University of Toronto. She teaches Finnish language, literature and culture as well as Scandinavian courses. Her research interests are in the field of sociolinguistics: multilingualism, language and identity, cultural representations of identity, translanguaging, multilingual pedagogy and home language maintenance.

Anu Muhonen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Finnish Studies
Finnish Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Toronto
tel. +1-416-926-1300, ext. 3372

Ingrid Urberg, Past PresidentIngrid_Urberg_face_shot

Ingrid Urberg is an Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies on the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta where she teaches a variety of Norwegian language, Scandinavian literature and Scandinavian culture courses.  Her research focuses on personal narratives and polar literature, and this has brought her to Northern Norway, Greenland and Svalbard. She is also working on an oral history project, The Norwegian Immigrant Experience in Alberta.

Augustana Campus
University of Alberta
4901 46th Avenue
Camrose, AB  T4V 2R3

Tel: (780) 679-1573
Email: iurberg@ualberta.ca