Joakim Nilsson

BA (SFU), MA (SFU), PhD (Alberta)

I was born in Sweden, but have lived most of my life in Canada. In fact, I grew up in Surrey, and was a Kwantlen student for my first year, before I transferred to Simon Fraser University, where I completed my B.A. and M.A. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Alberta--I enjoyed Edmonton, but the winters were too long--and then moved to Washington State, where I taught for ten years before returning to Canada. My areas of interest are American literature and film, medieval literature, and gender studies, especially masculinities. And when I am not teaching, I enjoy cycling, running, and walking my dog, Bailey.