Natalie Van Deusen is the inaugural Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Alberta, where she teaches a variety of courses on Scandinavian language, literature, and culture. Her research interests include Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic paleography and philology, manuscript culture, hagiography, disability studies, and gender studies. She also serves as Book Review Editor for Scandinavian-Canadian Studies/Études scandinaves au Canada.
Christopher Crocker is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Iceland. He has also worked as an instructor at both the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. His research interests include disability, emotions, gender and sexuality, and paranormal experiences in the medieval Icelandic sagas and Norse medievalism in modern Icelandic literature and in Canadian culture and history. He has also translated the work of Icelandic poets Jón and Theodóra Thoroddsen and Icelandic-Canadian poet and playwright Guttormur J. Guttormsson.
John Nilson is a retired politician, having served in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for over 20 years. John has held many government posts including Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Minister of Health, and Minister of the Environment. He even served briefly as the Interim Leader for the NDP (2011). He is a long-standing member of the AASSC.
Laurie Prange (Prange-Martin) (M.Ed., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013) is a former academic librarian turned professor at Capilano University who specializes in the management of community services. As a researcher, Prange focuses on human resource management, libraries and regional economic development.
Helga Thorson is Chair of the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research and teaching interests focus on late nineteenth- and early twentieth century literature in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia; foreign language pedagogy; and Holocaust studies. She began her term as editor of Scandinavian-Canadian Studies in 2014.
Christine Ekholst is a historian who researches gender and sexuality in medieval Scandinavia and Europe. She has taught at Carleton University and the University of Guelph in Canada. She is currently a research fellow at the Department of History at Uppsala University and will take up an assistant professorship there starting January 2018.
Ingrid Urberg is an Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies on the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta where she teaches a variety of Norwegian language, Scandinavian literature and Scandinavian culture courses. Her research focuses on personal narratives and polar literature, and this has brought her to Northern Norway, Greenland and Svalbard. She is also working on an oral history project, The Norwegian Immigrant Experience in Alberta.