I am a Postdoc and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
My research focuses on sociolinguistics and socioonomastics - on how we use language and names. Language (including the words we use about ourselves and others: names) contains information about who we are, who we want to be, and our society. I am interested in the ways in which names, and language in general, reflect us as humans - and are also used to build narratives about ourselves.
In my PhD project, I have examined which factors are important for parents in Denmark when choosing first names for their children as well as the degree of social differences in name choices.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.