Mathias Nordvig

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Dr. Mathias Nordvig is a visiting assistant professor of Nordic and Arctic studies at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). He teaches subjects on Viking history, Nordic mythology, folklore, Arctic culture and society, and Danish language. Dr. Nordvig earned his PhD in Nordic mythology in 2014 at Aarhus University in Denmark, his native country. He moved to Colorado in 2015.

Dr. Nordvig has a BA. degree in Nordic languages and literatures with a minor in Viking Studies. His MA. degree includes studies in medieval Icelandic history and saga literature, Viking Age archaeology, Nordic mythology, and Old Norse language. He wrote his PhD dissertation on the relationship between Old Norse myth and the Icelandic environment. The dissertation is titled: Of Fire and Water. The Old Norse Mythical Worldview in and Eco-mythological Perspective.

He has taught in Danish primary and middle school, high school, Scandinavian folk high school (folkehøjskole), open university, and in college. College courses he has taught include: The Reception of Nordic Mythology, Viking Age Religion and Myth, and The Harvard Viking Summer School at Aarhus University. At CU Boulder, he has taught Vikings, Norse Mythology, Scandinavian Folk Narrative, Medieval Icelandic Sagas, Scandinavian Culture and Society, 19th and 20th Nordic Literature, and Arctic Culture and Society.

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