Press and Publications


On the set of Ditt Skåne morning news program to talk about Super Tuesday!

Interview with Kristin Lund at the Expat Blog at

Interview with ML Awanohara on The Displaced Nation

Radio appearance about “Super Tuesday” on Swedish National Radio’s morning news show (in Swedish)

Radio appearance about the differences between Swedish and American Christmas celebrations on Swedish National Radio’s talk show with comedians Jansson and Wester


The Expat Blog,” contributing author at The Swedish Institute‘s blog portal,
March 2011-August 2012

Selected blog posts on Swedish culture: 

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day!

No Shoes Indoors

Waffle Day: The Good, the Bad, and the Sold Out

20 Ways to Annoy a Swede: Part I (#1-10)

20 Ways to Annoy a Swede: Part II (#11-20)

The Expat Blog’s Swedish Citizenship Test

The Great “Sweden is Socialist” Hoax

“10 Things to Know About the Viennese (And You Should Visit Vienna Anyway)”
Charlotte Viewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas and Art

Part One, Sept. 2010
Part Two
, Oct. 2010

Food and Drink

A Year of Beer 2013 Page-A-Day Desk Calendar Workman Publishing

Beer lovers rejoice! Die-cut into the shape of a beer stein and spilling over with brew reviews, trivia, and more beer-related fun, this calendar fills every day of the year with cheer. Open a bottle of Full Sail Brewing Company’s Hop Pursuit, beautifully balanced with strong hops up front and a light malt sweetness mid-palate. Redhook’s Classic Eisbock, rich with dried plum, toffee, and malt flavors (and ultra smooth despite a whopping 11% alcohol content). Plus Miraculous Moments in Beer History, the Birth of the Microbrew, the Biggest Beer-Drinking Countries in the World, pairings, recipes, trivia, and quotes: “Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them” (Queen Victoria).

A Year of Beer 2014 Page-A-Day Desk Calendar
Workman Publishing  not yet released 

“Swedish Mud Pie” in Breaking in Your Kitchen: Because A Girl’s Gotta Eat, a downloadable cookbook
Moxy Mag, May 2009 (also provided cover photograph for the cookbook)

Corporate Storytelling

5 Ways Corporate Storytelling Helps Your Business (and How Story Prose Makes It Easy, Efficient, and Effective) Story Prose
February 2013

Selected Translations

Fewer Students — Reduced Compensation (Swedish to English)
Malmö University: Institutions of higher education throughout the country have been forced to revise the range of courses and programmes they offer.

Malmö University to lower costs (Swedish to English)
Malmö University: Vice-Chancellor Stefan Bengtsson has presented a proposal for changes to be made in the range of courses and programmes offered by the university.

Malmö appealing despite the grey weather (Swedish to English)
Malmö University: International students had their first encounters with Malmö and Malmö University at Arrival Day.

English Studies programme at Malmö University delivers high quality (Swedish to English)
Malmö University: The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (HSV) has spoken.

From Lingerie to Business Deals: Saudi Women Rebel (Italian to English)
Originally by Francesca Caferri, via La Repubblica; republished 22 Feb. 2010, Women without Borders

International Security

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
7 Dec. 2010, Gender Across Borders: A Global Feminist Blog

Women, War, and Peacebuilding, D’OH!
12 Nov. 2010, Gender Across Borders: A Global Feminist Blog

Visions for Peace and Beyond are untenable without women: shortcomings of the Clinton Global Initiative’s special session
8 Oct. 2010, Gender Across Borders: A Global Feminist Blog

When Disaster Strikes: Overcoming Breakdowns, Preparing for Breakthroughs
2 Apr. 2010, Women without Borders

Burning Injustice: The Face of Violent Extremism
4 May 2010, Women without Borders

Women’s Issues

Shaming Teenagers About Sex Is A Bad Idea
29 July 2010, Gender Across Borders: A Global Feminist Blog

Editorial Work

Organized and edited series on “Women and Peacebuilding in the Middle East
27-28 January, 2011, Gender Across Borders

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