Dr Keith Ruiter
Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
I am broadly interested in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to researching and teaching the medieval northern European world.
I have previously studied at the University of Alberta (BA in English and Scandinavian Studies), the University of York (MA in Medieval Studies), and the University of Aberdeen (PhD in Scandinavian Studies). From January 2019 to July 2020 I worked as Assistant Professor in Viking and Early Medieval English Studies at the University of Nottingham. I have also worked at the University of Aberdeen, where I taught on a range of courses on early medieval literature and culture and was a Guest Researcher at Uppsala University's Department of History and Stockholm University's Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
My primary research considers issues of law, normativity, and transgression in Viking and Medieval Scandinavian societies.