Helle Rytkonen

Academic Director, DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark
Graduation Year
2002
Dissertation Title
Europe and Its "Almost-European" Other- A Textual Analysis of Legal and Cultural Practices of Othering in Contemporary Europe
Helle Rytkonen
Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature, Postdoc from CSRE at Stanford, MSc in Political Science from University of Copenhagen. Lived in San Francisco for 20 years, taught classes at Stanford in cultural anthropology, rhetoric and humor, race, class and gender. Also taught at Hope House through Stanford's Ethics in Society Program. Returned to her native Denmark in 2002 and is Academic Director at DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia which partners with U.S. Universities. Teaches classes in gender studies and is keenly interested in pedagogy and the intersection between gender, religion, race, class and sexuality in the context of humor studies.