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Andrew McGillivray

Assistant Professor

Andrew McGillivray
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Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications


  • Language / Linguistics
  • Literature / Creative Writing
  • Religion

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comparative Mythology
  • Cultures in Diaspora
  • Heroic Literature
  • Icelandic studies
  • Language and Culture
  • Literary Theory
  • Medieval Studies
  • Old Norse Mythology
  • Pre-Christian Religion
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Translation of Culture
  • Translation Studies

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Icelandic

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Andrew McGillivray has a research background in medieval Icelandic literature, focusing in particular on Old Norse mythology in a literary context. His interest in Nordic language and culture was strengthened by his studies abroad in Denmark and Iceland, where he was introduced to European educational practices.

While continuing to research medieval and Nordic topics, McGillivray also has a keen interest in the connection between language and culture here in Winnipeg specifically, Manitoba more broadly, and in Canada generally. Specifically, the rhetorical representation of culture interests McGillivray at present.

Media and Research Expert