Jenna Coughlin, PhD

Researcher and Lecturer: Scandinavian Studies & Environmental Humanities


My teaching and research focus on the literature and media of the Nordic region, often through an ecocritical lens. I have over a decade of experience teaching Norwegian language, textual analysis, and writing at the undergraduate level. My research has examined poetic responses to environmental change, the ethics of writing self and other, and most recently the rhetoric of Greta Thunberg and its international reception.

Visiting Professor of Norwegian, St. Olaf College (2018-present)

Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, University of California – Berkeley

B.A. Anthropology, University of Chicago