Announcing Susan Brantly and Ryan Skinner as our 2018 Keynote Speakers

ScandGrads is proud to announce Susan Brantly and Ryan Skinner as the keynote speakers for our 2018 conference.

For the past three decades, Susan Brantly has worked as a professor of Scandinavian literature at at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her main research areas include Swedish literature, modernism, historical fiction, and decadence. Just this year, Brantly published The Historical Novel, Transnationalism, and the Postmodern Era as part of the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series.

Ryan Skinner is an associate professor of musicology at the Ohio State University specializing in analytic methods of ethnomusicology and anthropology. His current research focuses on modes of expression, identification and political engagement within the Afro-Swedish community. In 2015, Skinner published Bamako Sounds: The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music with the University of Minnesota Press.

We’re thrilled to have them both on board!


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