Matias Andree Frederiksen lives in Copenhagen where he teaches literature and history at a local high school. He has a Master of Arts in English and History from the University of Copenhagen. He has written about American national identity and mythology, the cultural role of the American military, as well as the social critique of the Beat writers. He has been a guest lecturer at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai. His primary academic interests are American history and literature of the post World War II era as well as comparative studies between Beat literature and science-fiction. He is currently working on a book focusing on how to teach Beat literature to high school students.