This lecture explores how and why fantasies of medieval Europe, especially Scandinavia, have fueled the fires of white supremacy—and what we can do in response. Why are white supremacists so often sporting Nordic tattoos? Why are white supremacist groups fascinated by the ideas and images of medieval Scandinavia? Come and hear Row-Heyveld talk about how symbols intersect with the social issues of our time.
Lindsey Row-Heyveld is an Assistant Professor of English at Luther College, in Decorah, IA. In her teaching and in her research, Professor Row-Heyveld is passionate about finding new pathways into unfamiliar worlds.
Find out more about the exhibit Tattoo: Identity Through Ink here.
The exhibit is sponsored by Nick and Courtney Rowley. This event is in partnership with the Luther College Nordic Studies Department.