Position title: Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and German, Nordic & Slavic +
Joint Appointment: Scandinavian Studies
Benjamin Mier-Cruz is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Scandinavian Studies. Their 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 Swedish visual culture. Their additional research interests include transgender studies, Black feminist theory, and German literature and film. They have 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. They received their PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.