ABOUT ME

 

VIKINGS · WOMEN · MYTHS & LEGENDS


I am a literary scholar and historian specialising in the Viking Age and medieval period in Scandinavia and Iceland. I'm also interested in the reception of these in modern works, whether television and film, visual art, music or literature.


I live in Oslo, Norway, with my husband.


EDUCATION


  • DPhil, University of Oxford

  • MSt, University of Oxford

  • MA, University of Sussex

  • BA, University of Iceland



WORK


  • National Library of Norway, 2019

  • Yale University, lecturer, 2017–2019

  • Harvard University and Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Marie Curie research fellow, 2013–2016

  • Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík, Iceland, postdoctoral researcher, 2010–2013

Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Author & Researcher