Mikael graduated from the Linnaeus University, Växjö Sweden, in 2013 with two bachelor's degrees in German and political science.
Prior to coming to the States, Mikael studied at the University of Passau and completed an internship at the Regional European Commission Representation in Munich. Since 2014, Mikael has taught courses in Swedish and German while working on his PhD in Germanic Languages & Literatures. In his 2016 master's thesis, "Berlin Transfer - the City on Roads and Rails," he explored representations of the emergence of electrical transportation networks in early 20th century Berlin. Mikael is currently working on his dissertation project, which sets out to explore the intersections of traffic networks, modernism, and depictions of Berlin in the works of Max Kretzer, Alfred Döblin, and Walter Ruttmann.