Curriculum Vitae

Katarina Tucker
The Netherlands

Education
2003-2007
  • PhD. Scandinavian Studies (May 2007)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dissertation: “Purple Patches: Language and Decadence in Oscar Levertin’s Poetry”
2000-2003
  • M.A. Scandinavian Studies (May 2003)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
1998-2000
  • B.A. Scandinavian Studies
  • Certificate in European Studies
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Honors Thesis: “Thematic Studies in Karin Boye’s Poetry”
1997-1998
  • University of Oklahoma
Work Experience, a selection
2000-present
  • Freelance translator and language tutor
2003-2004
  • Graduate Assistant for course “Icelandic Sagas” (Fall 2003)
2002
  • Graduate Assistant for course Icelandic Sagas (Spring)
1999-2000
  • Reader/Grader for course “Masterpieces of Scandinavian Literature: The 20th Century” (Spring 2000)
  • Reader/Grader for course “Tales of Hans Christian Andersen” (Fall 1999)
Prizes and Scholarships, a selection
2004-2005
  • Fulbright Fellowship to Sweden
  • American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship (declined)
2003
  • American Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize
2000-2001
  • Torger Thompson Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2000
  • Honorable Mention for Honors Thesis “Iwanter Prize”
Translations
  • Fagerholm, Monika. The Glitter Scene. New York: Other Press, Expected August 2011.
  • Sveland, Maria. Bitter Bitch. London: Constable & Robinson Ltd, 2011.
  • Fagerholm, Monika. The American Girl. New York: Other Press, 2010.
  • Berlitz. Berlitz Swedish Phrase Book & Dictionary. New York: Berlitz Publishing, 2008.
  • Hildestedt, Ingela & Bia Mankell. Marie Falksten. Göteborg: Kabusa Böcker, 2008.
  • Tursten, Helene. The Glass Devil. New York: SOHO Press Inc., 2007.
  • Wahl, Mats. The Invisible. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
  • Tursten, Helene. The Torso. New York: SOHO Press Inc., 2006.
  • “Excerpt from Jerusalem’s Night” by Sven Delblanc. Scandinavian Review Spring 2004: 80-84.
Conference Papers
  • “‘For the Pleasure of the Eyes’: Visual Imagery in Oscar Levertin’s Poetry.” Paper delivered at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held at Oxford, Mississippi, 4-6 May, 2006.
  • “Oscar Levertin’s Authorial Power: Critic or Pathfinder?” Paper delivered at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held at Portland, Oregon, 5-7 May, 2005.
  • “Gender as Performance in Christine Falkenland’s Min skugga.” Paper delivered at the Gendered Body and Aesthetics Conference, held at Kristiansand, Norway, 3-6 June 2004.
  • “Sex as Work: The Commodification of the Prostitute in Christian Krohg’s Albertine (1886).” Paper delivered at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held at Redondo Beach, California, 15-17 April, 2004.
  • “Coincidence or Plagiarism? The Case of Dorian Gray and Hans Alienus.” Paper delivered at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held at Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1-4 May, 2003.
  • “Children of the Sun.” Paper delivered at the Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference: (In)formation: Identity, Community, Performance and Visual Cultures, held at Madison, Wisconsin, 27 February- 1 March, 2003.
  • “Gender Representation in Karin Boye’s Kallocain.” Paper delivered at Gender, Power, and Text: Scandinavian Culture in the 20th Century Conference, held at London, England, 13-14 June, 2002.
  • “Karin Boye and Greek Mythology.” Paper delivered at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held at Chicago, Illinois, 25-29 April, 2001.
Public and University Lectures
  • “A Sampling of Nils-Aslak Valkeapää’s Beaivi Áhčážan (The Sun, My Father).” Paper delivered at the Mid-West Regional Retreat for Scandinavian Studies, Fall Creek, Wisconsin, 15 February, 2003.
  • “Racism in Scandinavia.” Paper delivered in the course “Scandinavian Life and Civilization,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nete Schmidt, 18 April, 2002 and 24 April, 2003.
  • “Racism in Scandinavia: Trends and Developments in the 21st Century.” Paper delivered in the course “Scandinavian Life and Civilization,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nete Schmidt, 13 April, 2004.
Other activities
2003-2004
  • Curriculum Committee and Alumni Newsletter (Spring 2003)
    Department of Scandinavian Studies, UW-Madison
  • Co-President, Nordic Students Etc. (N.O.R.S.E.) Spring 2003
2002-2003
  • Founding Member of the The Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference Group (GSIC), UW-Madison
  • Colloquium Committee, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2001-2003
  • Board Member and Club Member, UW-Archery Club
2001-2002
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Scandinavian Studies
2000-2001
  • Ombud, Department of Scandinavian Studies 1999-2001
1999-2001
  • Secretary, Scandinavian American Club (SAC)
Professional Affiliations
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)
  • Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association (SELTA)
  • Swedish Translators in North America (STiNA)
  • American Translator’s Association (ATA)
Languages
  • Native speaker: English, Swedish
  • High Proficiency/Fluent: Dutch
  • Reading proficiency: Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
  • Other: French, German, North Sámi, Old Norse
    Tack så mycket!
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