Hello, Hej, こんにちは
I'm Inger Sigrun Bredkjær Brodey. Welcome to my messy desk.
As my desk may indicate, I'm a scholar, teacher, author, and public humanist with a penchant for the visual display of information. My interests tend to be international and comparative, as I was born in Japan, immigrated with my parents and brothers from Denmark, studied in Germany and Japan, and live in the United States. I'm also a mother of four creative kids and a lover of assorted crafts. Read a fun story about my family here.
I teach at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, as an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. I also serve as Adjunct Associate Professor in Global Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in Asian Studies. I recently completed five years as Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships. Right now I'm on research leave, and have just completed a new book on Jane Austen's endings.
On the side, I also run three Jane Austen-related non-profit organizations. Come to one of our events and meet me there (or leave a virtual sticky note on my desk).
Press Coverage: Read my recent Interviews on Today.com and CNN.com, as well as coverage of our 2022 Jane Austen Summer Program on Austen and Shakespeare.
I've cohosted dozens of free Zoom webinars with Jane Austen & Co.: Asia and the Regency, Race & the Regency, and Staying Home with Jane Austen >
Congrats to my student Talitha Moniz Macmillon on her award as a young filmmaker! Talitha made the film for my Jane Austen class. Watch her film here.