People

Marcus Cederstrom

Position title: Community Curator of Nordic-American Folklore

Email: cederstrom@wisc.edu

Marcus Cederström earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon in Sports Business, History, and Scandinavian Studies and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He works in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic as the community curator of Nordic-American folklore for the “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest” project. Cederström teaches Nordic-American folklore courses, conducts fieldwork with Nordic-Americans throughout the Upper Midwest, and works with Nathan Gibson and Anna Rue to create public programming supporting Scandinavian folk arts.

Nathan Gibson

Position title: Audio-Visual Preservation Archivist

Email: nathan.gibson@wisc.edu

Nathan Gibson is the Audio-Visual Preservation Archivist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s General Library System. He holds a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. He is an affiliate of the German, Nordic, and Slavic department, a Morgride Fellow (working to build equitable, mutually-beneficial campus-community partnerships), runs the audio preservation studio at the Mills Music Library, and works with Anna Rue and Marcus Cederström on the “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest” project.

Anna Rue

Position title: Associate Director, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

Email: rue@wisc.edu

Anna Rue is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and works on the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from the UMass-Boston and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore from UW-Madison. Rue teaches courses relating to folklore fieldwork and methodology, public folklore, and Scandinavian American and Upper Midwestern cultures. In addition, she works with Cederström and Gibson on the collaborative project “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest” and researches topics relating to Norwegian-American communities, traditions, and identities in the region.