Tanya Thresher is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Norwegian Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Her scholarly focus is on Scandinavian theater from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular the works of Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, and Cecilie Løveid. She is especially interested in the representations of genders and sexualities in Nordic theater and literature.

Tanya completed her PhD in Scandinavian Studies and Literary Theory at the University of Washington, Seattle with a dissertation that explored the experimental theater of Cecilie Løveid and its relationship to women, performance, and language. Tanya’s BA in Norwegian and German, and her MA in European Literature were both earned from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Tanya has previously taught courses on Norwegian language and Scandinavian literature in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and, while living in the United Arab Emirates, she taught Academic Writing at the American University of Sharjah.