Nathan Fredrickson is interested in how humans make, inhabit, and move among worlds and worldviews. His long-standing interest in cosmologies, myths, religions, and philosophies led him from studying languages and worldviews of the ancient Mediterranean region and West Asia to researching the phenomenon of made-up worldviews in the fictional worlds of contemporary literature, genre fiction, and other forms of entertainment.
Honors BA, Classics, Saint Anselm College, 2006.
MA, Classics, University of Illinois at , 2009.
MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2011.
MA, Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 2013.
- Title of Master’s Thesis: “The Gospel of Judas, the Subversion of Royal Ideology, and the Generation of a Sovereign Self.”
PhD, Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, ongoing.
- Dissertation Title: “Making Worlds Within Worlds: Worldviews in Fantastika”