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Keith Ruiter

Assistant Professor in Viking and Early Medieval English Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I am broadly interested in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to teaching and researching the medieval northern European world. I have previously studied at the University of Alberta (BA in English and Scandinavian Studies), the University of York (MA in Medieval Studies), and the University of Aberdeen (PhD in Scandinavian Studies). At the University of Aberdeen I taught on a range of courses on early medieval literature and culture and have worked as a Guest Researcher at Uppsala University's Department of History and Stockholm University's Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. My primary research considers issues of normativity and transgression in Viking and Medieval Scandinavian societies.

Expertise Summary

Interdisciplinary Viking Studies, Old Norse language and literature, early Scandinavian law and disputing, normativity and transgression.

Teaching Summary

I am currently convening the first-year/subsidiary module The Viking World and co-teaching (lectures and seminars) on the third-year optional module The Viking Mind with Professor Judith Jesch. I… read more

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I am currently convening the first-year/subsidiary module The Viking World and co-teaching (lectures and seminars) on the third-year optional module The Viking Mind with Professor Judith Jesch. I have a keen interest in interdisciplinary, research-led teaching and endeavour to bring current research from a range of disciplines into my teaching wherever possible.

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