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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).

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News

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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 >

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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.