Sharing real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus.
With my Youtube channel dedicated to answering all the most frequently asked questions about Old Norse language and mythology, and my bestselling translations of the most important surviving sources of Norse myth, I’m making up-to-date, accurate information about these topics more accessible than ever before. These efforts are sponsored by the brilliant craftsmen at Grimfrost and supported primarily by a generous community of backers on Patreon–click here to support my work on Patreon today!
I received my Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia.
As of 2020 I am a full-time public educator, remaining at the University of Colorado as a Resident Scholar at the Center of the American West (see some remarks on this new phase of my career here). For eight years I was full-time faculty in Scandinavian Studies, teaching courses in Norse language, myth, and sagas, at UCLA (2011-14), UC Berkeley (2015-17), and the University of Colorado (2017-20). I divide my time between the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado and the Wind River and Big Horn ranges of Wyoming.
In recent years, I have been an Old Norse language and runes consultant on such major multimedia projects as Ubisoft Montréal’s Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Disney’s Frozen.