Benjamin Mier-Cruz

Position title: Assistant Professor


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Pronouns: he/him or they/them
Joint Appointment:  Scandinavian Studies

Benjamin Mier-Cruz is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Scandinavian Studies. His research interests are modern Nordic literature and film with a focus on writers and filmmakers of color and intersectional representations of gender, sexuality, and race. Benjamin’s current book project explores contemporary representations of non-whiteness in Scandinavian literature and visual culture. His additional research interests include transgender studies,  black feminist theory, and German literature and film. He has recently written  “Brown Eyed Boy: Narrating Internalized Oppression and Misogynoir in Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s Everything I Don’t Remember” and the co-authored “Dracula or Draculitz? Translational Forgery and Bram Stoker’s ‘Lost Version’ of Dracula.”  Benjamin is also a translator. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Course (Fall 2020):
Scan 427 Contemporary Scandinavian Literature: Nordic Writers and Filmmakers of Color