Mikučionis, Ugnius

Ugnius Mikučionis was born in Kaunas (Lithuania) in 1977, where he lived until August 2013. His studies in Scandinavian Philology at Vilnius University and partly at the University of Oslo ended with a master degree in 2001. From autumn 2001 to summer 2013 he worked as a lecturer of Norwegian language at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and as a lecturer of linguistics and Old Norse language and literature at Vilnius University. In 2008, Mikučionis was assigned the “European Language Label” as the language teacher of the year. In 2012 he defended a thesis on modality and the Norwegian modal verbs, and received a doctor degree in humanities (philology).
Ugnius Mikučionis is a member of the Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators, Language Teachers' Association of Lithuania and Norwegian Cognitive Linguistics Association (NORKOG). His work as a literary translator includes translations both from Old Norse and from Modern Norwegian. Currently Ugnius Mikučionis lives in Oslo, Norway, where he works as a researcher at the Institute of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo. His current research work is concerned with Old Norse literature.