I joined the Department of History as an instructor of Scandinavian history in 2017. In addition to my work at St. Olaf, I teach Swedish for the Department of Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. I have previously taught for the Departments of History and English at the University of Washington and in the Department of History at Minnesota State University. As a fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, I was a visiting researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Selected publications:

David Eric Jessup, "Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson i Amerika: Et drama i to akter," in Liv Bliksrud, Giuliano D’Amico, Marius Wulfsberg, and Arnfinn Åslund, eds., Den engasjerte kosmopolitt: Nye Bjørnson-studier (Oslo: Novus Forlag/ National Library of Norway, 2013), 337-350.

David Eric Jessup, "The Language of Religious Liberty in the Swedish Constitution of 1809," Scandinavian Studies 82:2 (Summer 2010), 159-182.

David Eric Jessup, "J.E. Bernier and the Assertion of Canadian Sovereignty in the Arctic," American Review of Canadian Studies 38:4 (Winter 2008), 409-427.

David Eric Jessup, "Connecting Alaska: The Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 6:4 (October 2007), 385-408.

David Eric Jessup, "The Rise and Fall of Katalla: 'The Coming Metropolis of Alaska'," Alaska History 20:1 (Spring 2005), 25-41.


B.A., Rice University; M.A., University of Alaska; Ph.D. (candidate), University of Washington