M.A. in Scandinavian language and literature, 2010, University of Aarhus

Kim Sandvad West came to the department in 2017 and teaches Danish language courses as well as courses in Scandinavian literature and cultural studies.

Before joining UBC, Kim spent seven years teaching Scandinavian studies and rhetoric at the University of Vaasa in Finland and Danish at the universities of Oulu and Tampere and at Åbo Akademi University. He has studied a number of the Scandinavian languages, including Swedish, Finnish, and Faroese and has been teaching Finnish at the University of the Faroe Islands.

Kim has a special interest in food-related language and is currently researching the language used by TV chefs in Danish cooking programs.

Sandvad West, Kim (2018): “Helsingfors. En rundtur på svensk”. In Larsen, Søren Mogensen (red.): Helsinki – Vide verden. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag.

Sandvad West, Kim (2017): “Den skulle smage af Færøerne.” Et forslag til klassificering af smagsudtryk.” In Petersen, Hjalmar P. et al.: Bók Jógvan. Fróðskapur SP/T: Tórshavn. 

Lönnroth, Harry, Bodil Haagensen, Maria Kvist & Kim Sandvad West (2018) (eds.). Studier i svensk språkhistoria 14. (Vaasan yliopiston tutkimuksia 305.) Vaasa: Vaasan yliopisto.

Currently Teaching

Winter 2019

DANI100 Elementary Danish I Sections

Students with native or near-native proficiency in a Scandinavian language (e.g. Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) cannot participate in the elementary Danish courses (DANI 100 and DANI 110), but are welcome to join the intermediate courses (DANI 200 and DANI 210).

Winter 2019

DANI110 Elementary Danish II Sections

Students with native or near-native proficiency in a Scandinavian language (e.g. Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) cannot participate in the elementary Danish courses (DANI 100 and DANI 110), but are welcome to join the intermediate courses (DANI 200 and DANI 210).

Winter 2019

DANI200 Intermediate Danish I Sections

Winter 2019

DANI210 Intermediate Danish II Sections

Winter 2019

SCAN335 Vikings and Norse Mythology (in English) Sections

History, literature, and mythology of early Scandinavian societies.

Winter 2019

SCAN414 Topics in Danish and Northern European Cultural Studies (in English). Sections

Selected topics, such as ethnicity, migration, identity, women's issues, Danish and Northern European film.