Jackson Crawford

Taking an accurate, source-based approach to Norse myth and language out of the ivory tower and onto the web.

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.

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. I taught at UCLA from 2011-14 and at UC Berkeley from 2015-17.

Since 2017 I have worked full-time as an Instructor and as Director of Nordic Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where I teach classes in Old Norse mythology, language, and sagas. I am also a Faculty Affiliate of the Center of the American West. I divide my time off-campus between the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado and the Wind River and Big Horn ranges of Wyoming.