Jackson Crawford earned his Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies at the University of WisconsinMadison, and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia. He is currently Instructor of Nordic Studies and Coordinator of the Nordic Program, University of Colorado Boulder.
Jackson Crawford (translator of The Poetic Edda and soon be
released, (Sept. 2017), The Saga of the Volsungs) has an active and
popular Youtube channel
An excellent and entertaining work that succeeds in achieving its intended purpose: to create an accessible and readable English translation of the Poetic Edda . Crawford's knowledge of and passion for the topic is clear throughout, and he strikes an excellent balance between approachability and authenticity. I will most certainly be using this translation when I teach Norse mythology in the future and will recommend it to anyone looking for an approachable introduction to the subject. -- Natalie M. Van Deusen, University of Alberta, in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies