You are here

New hires for Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish

June 3, 2019

We're happy to announce that we'll be joined next year by a trio of new teachers for Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish.


Kristiina Jomppanen

Kristiina Jomppanen (M.A. University of Turku) is currently the lead teacher for Finnish at the Centre for Open Learning (U Edinburgh). A Fulbright FLTA-Scholarship award introduced her to the Midwest in 2017-18 (U Wisconsin-Madison). In GNSD she will head up the Finnish program next year and teach one German course in Spring.


Kyle Korynta

Kyle Korynta (Ph.D. University of Washington) comes to GNSD with broad teaching experience in Norwegian at UW and St. Olaf College. His research and teaching interests include 19th-century Nordic literature (his dissertation compared plays by Jon Fosse and Henrik Ibsen), cinema and media studies, and the Arctic region. 


Liina-Ly Roos

Liina-Ly Roos (Ph.D. University of Washington) is currently a lecturer there for Scandinavian Studies and Estonian. Her dissertation explored “The Child, Affective Memories of War, and Cruel Everyday in Nordic and Baltic Literature and Cinema" and she also holds a graduate certificate in cinema and media studies. Her current research focuses on cultural memory, migratory movements, modes of melodrama and satire in transcultural Nordic film and media. In GNSD she will teach primarily Swedish, plus one Finnish course in Spring.