Linda H. Rugg is an expert in Swedish literature in the Department of Scandinavian who focuses on autobiographical studies in textual autobiography and visual media. Besides autobiographical studies, she works on two topics: the Scandinavian ecological subject in literature, art, and film; and a study of whiteness and race as represented in Nordic literature, film, and visual arts. Her most recent work is Self-Projection: The Director’s Image in Art Cinema (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014).
Aside from academic research, Professor Rugg has served as a literary translator for texts originating in Swedish and German. For five years, she acted as a member of the Modern Language Association’s Executive Division Committee for Autobiography, Biography, and Life-Writing and has served as a member of the Executive Board for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. She is also on the editorial board for Samlaren: Tidskrift för forskning om svensk och annan nordisk litteratur (Journal for the Study of Swedish and Other Nordic Literature).