Editorial skills. Developmental editing, copy editing, proof-reading.
Software skills. Database management, Microsoft Office program knowledge (including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), experience with both Mac and PC operating systems.
Communication skills. Extensive experience in academia, knowledge of social science and humanities fields and research trends, comfortable in variety of academic settings.
Languages. Advanced knowledge of French and Old Norse; intermediate knowledge of Swedish; beginning knowledge of Norwegian, Danish, German, and Old Irish.
2013–present University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI
Ph.D. candidate, Scandinavian Studies—Folklore
Dissertation: “The Legend of the Witch in Scandinavia: Gender, Power, and Identity in Oral Tradition”
2006 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
M.Phil. in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
Thesis: “Culann’s Hound and Óðinn’s Wolf: A Comparative Analysis of Warrior-Canines in Táin Bó Cúailnge and Egils Saga Skallagrímssonar”
2004 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
B.A. in Folklore and Mythology, magne cum laude in field (Celtic and Scandinavian)
Thesis: “Consuming Transformation: Eating, Drinking, and the Otherworld in Celtic and Scandinavian Folklore and Mythology”
2016 “ok þar er mér úlfsins ván, er ek eyrom sá: And I expect a wolf, when I see a wolf’s ears.” In Fantastic Animals, Animals in the Fantastic, special issue, Fastitocalon—Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern 6: 79–97.
2015 “The Witch on the Wall: The Milk-Stealing Witch in Scandinavian Iconography.” Arv: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore 71: 27–43.
2013 The Atlas of Military History: An Around-the-World Survey of Warfare through the Ages (Thunder Bay Press), as Amanda Lomazoff (first author).
2012 The Book of Saints (Parragon Books), as Jo Rose.
Public and Invited Talks
2017 (Oct. 28). “The Devil Goes North: Legends of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Finnmark.” Livsreise – Norwegian Heritage Center (Stoughton, WI).
2017 (Sep. 28). “Shape-Shifting in the Icelandic Sagas.” Scan 270: Scandinavian Life and Civilization, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
2017 (Sep. 6). “The Devil Goes North: Legends of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Finnmark.” Sons of Norway Madison, Idun Lodge (Madison, WI).
2017 (Apr. 12). “Viking Words of Power: Magic and Witchcraft in the Old Norse World.” World Languages Day, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
2017 (Feb. 25). “Witches in Church: Depictions of Devilry in Medieval Scandinavia.” 44th Midwest Scandinavian Retreat, Beaver Creek Reserve (Fall Creek, WI).
2016 (Sep. 27). “Shape-Shifting in the Icelandic Sagas.” Scan 276: Scandinavian Life and Civilization, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
2017 (Oct. 19). “A Woman’s Weapon: Poison and Witchcraft in Medieval Scandinavian Folklore.” American Folklore Society Annual Conference (Minneapolis, MN).
2017 (May 12). “Outsider In: Witch Legends as Community Construction.” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Conference (Minneapolis, MN).
2016 (Oct. 21). “Thinking with Wolves on the Icelandic Frontier.” American Folklore Society Annual Conference (Miami, FL). (Boreal Prize Winner)
2016 (Apr. 29). “Masculinity and Magic in Völsunga saga: The Rest of the Wolf.” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA). (Aurora Borealis Prize Winner)
2015 (May 9) “The Legend of the Witch in Scandinavia: Confessionalism, Gender, and Mediating Culture.” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Conference (Columbus, OH).
2014 (Nov. 8) “The Milk-Stealing Witch: Sexualized Subtext in Scandinavian Legendry.” American Folklore Society Conference (Santa Fe, NM). (Boreal Prize Winner)
2014 (Mar. 15). “The Milk-Stealing Witch in Scandinavian Folklore.” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Conference (New Haven, CT).
2009 (Feb. 9). “Wolves of Ireland.” Sixth Annual Harvard University Folklore and Mythology Symposium (Cambridge, MA).
2007 (Feb. 7). “Making Men in Myth in Sin City and Táin Bó Cúailnge.” Fourth Annual Harvard University Folklore and Mythology Symposium (Cambridge, MA).
2006 (Apr. 31). “All the Wolves Fit to Print: On the Transmission and Use of an Oral Motif in Egils saga Skallagrímssonar.” Oral Transmission and Old Norse Texts: Theoretical Approaches and Textual Evidence, Bergen Centre for Medieval Studies Research School (Voss, Norway).
2004 (Feb. 7). “A Long Meal, a Short Trip, and a Sudden Switch: the Consumable Otherworld in Northern Europe.” First Annual Harvard University Folklore and Mythology Symposium (Cambridge, MA).
Honors and Fellowships
2017 Boreal Prize, American Folklore Society: Nordic-Baltic Section
2017 American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, The American-Scandinavian Foundation
2016 Aurora Borealis Prize–Arts and Humanities, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies
2015 Boreal Prize, American Folklore Society: Nordic-Baltic Section
2013 (awarded) Two-Year University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2012–2013 Lecturer, Department of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma
Comparative Mythology (Course head, CL C 3510)
Classical Influences on Modern Literature (Course head, CL C 3613)
2009; 2011 Teaching Assistant, Harvard University
Witchcraft and Charm Magic (Mitchell, Extension School)
Introduction to Folklore and Mythology (Mitchell, Extension School)
Introduction to Folklore and Mythology (Mitchell, Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
2014–present Acquisitions Assistant, The University of Wisconsin Press
2014–2016 Editorial Assistant, The Journal of Scandinavian Studies
2013–2016 Assistant Editor, Old Norse Mythology—Comparative Perspectives
Publications of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature: Papers presented at the Aarhus Old Norse Mythology Conference, Harvard University, October 2013
2010 Curator, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Exhibition, “Singers and Tales in the 21st Century: The Legacies of Milman Parry and Albert Lord”
In association with the Milman Parry Collection symposium, December 2010
2006–2009 Senior Editor, Moseley Road, Inc. (formerly Hylas Publishing, LLC), Irvington, NY
2016–present Graduate Student Co-Convener, American Folklore Society Nordic-Baltic Section
2017; 2015 Volunteer, Ojibwe Winter Games, Lac du Flambeau, WI
2015–2016 Convener, Colloquium Committee, UW–Madison, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2014–2015 Member, Colloquium Committee, UW–Madison, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2014–2015 Graduate Adviser, Cross Section Journal, UW–Madison
2014 Convener, Graduate Student Committees, UW–Madison, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2014 Graduate Mentor, Norden Folk Scandinavian Studies Retreat
2013–2014 Member, Timetable Committee, UW–Madison, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2013 Instructor, Celtic Mythology, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma
2015–present Member, Societas Magica
2014–present Member, Phi Kappa Phi Society
2013–present Member, American Folklore Society
Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section
Nordic-Baltic Folklore Section
2012–present Member, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study