Scandinavian Area Studies

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Connie standing on the dock, enjoying the sunshine.
Graduate Student
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Photo of Assistant Professor Amanda Doxtater
Assistant Professor and TA Coordinator
Karen Eriksson
Graduate Student, Swedish TA, Nadia Christensen Top Scholar (2015-16)
Graduate Student
Professor; Director, Center for West European Studies; Chair, Hellenic Studies Program
Graduate Student
Terje Leiren
Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies
Nordic Studies Librarian/Assistant Instruction Coordinator
Lecturer, 2nd Year Swedish
Former American Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecturer AU14



Publications, Essays



Title Date Time Location
Ugland Departmental lecture Oct 29 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Icelandic Band to Bring Beautiful Music to the Nordic Heritage Museum Jul 23 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Midsommer Celebration with the Nordic Heritage Museum at the Ballard Farmer’s Market – Bergen Place Jun 21 10:00am to 3:30pm Nordic Heritage Museum
17th of May Parade in Ballard May 17 Ballard
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Meeting May 6 to May 9 Columbus, Ohio
Cantus Choir from Norway Apr 27 7:00pm Plymouth Congregational Church – 6th & University, Seattle
Southern California's 41st Scandinavian Festival Apr 18 to Apr 19 10:00am to 5:00pm CLU Campus, Thousand Oaks, CA
Celebrate the 75th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Apr 16 5:00pm Nothwest Danish Association Harmony Hall
Challenges to Freedom of Expression in a Changing World
Desiree Ohrbeck
Mar 26 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Jewels of Sibelius Mar 15 6:00pm BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM, UW Music BLDG
LEGO Photographer Artist Vesa Lehtimäki from Hesinki Will Be Visiting Seattle to Take Part in the Art Exhibition Opening, “In LEGO, We Connect.” Mar 5 6:00pm Bryan Ohno Gallery
Terrorism and the Graphic Novel
Henrik Rehr
Mar 3 12:30pm to 2:20pm SAVERY 138


Title Date Time Location
Finnish Folk Fiddling Legends: Arto and Antti Järvelä in Concert Dec 13 7:30pm Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall
The AIDS crisis and Cultural Amnesia: Male Homosexuality in Swedish Literature 
Timothy Warburton
Dec 10 10:30am Raitt Hall 314
Elevating the Ugly: Lars von Trier's Anti-Aesthetics and the Filmic Image
Pétur Valsson
Dec 8 10:30am Raitt Hall, Room 107
2014 Undergraduate Orientation Sessions
Ia Dübois
Nov 5 9:30am to 11:30am HUB 340
Study Abrod Fair Oct 23 10:00am to 2:00pm HUB Ballroom
Whiteness in Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Project
Associate Professor, School of Drama UW, Scott Magelssen
Oct 22 1:30pm Raitt 314
Showing of Sami Daughter Joik (2007) by Swedish Filmaker Liselotte Wajstedt
Professor Anna Stenport Introduces and Leads Discussion of Film
Oct 17 7:00pm SAV 260
Changes in the Arctic: Old and New Debates
Astrid Ogilivie
Oct 17 3:30pm to 5:00pm PCAR 192
The Moo-Moo-Moomintrolls of Tove Jansson
Lotta Gavel Adams
Oct 13 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Small States Summer School in Reykjavik 2014 Jun 23 to Jul 5 8:00am to 8:00pm
Excess and Asceticism in Norwegian Cabin Culture
Ellen Rees
May 27 3:30pm SAV 137
Milestone Syttende Mai Celebration at Nordic Heritage Museum May 17 10:00am Nordic Heritage Museum
Syttende Mai Music at Bergen Place May 17 10:00am
Ph.D. Dissertation Oral Defense
Melissa M. Lucas
Feb 27 1:30pm to 3:20pm RAI 221
The Scandinavian Welfare State in the Neoliberal World
Per Selle
Feb 19 3:30pm 126 Communications


Title Date Time Location
Documentary Film Screening of Blueberry Soup Nov 5 9:00am Kane Hall 210
Scandinavian Studies Summer Celebration Jun 7 9:30am to 11:20am Haggett Hall Cascade Room
A Swedish Sojourn: Reflections on 13 years in a Swedish College Town
Susan Holmberg
May 17 2:00pm Raitt Hall Room 314
17th of May Parade May 17 Ballard, Washington
Global Food and Culture Exploring: Denmark May 16 5:00pm to 8:00pm McMahon Hall, 8 Pompeii Room
Application Deadline for Tallinn University's Summer School May 15 Tallinn University, Estonia
"Labor Yields: Norwegian Economic Management in the 21st Century" Apr 23 4:00pm to 6:00pm University of Washington Club Conference Room
The Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle invites You to Their Annual Fishcake and Meatball Dinner Apr 14 4:00pm to 8:30pm Leif Erikson Lodge
Intricate Paper Cutting Exhibit from Danish-Nor​wegian Artist Mar 22 2:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle Mar 10 5:30pm Leif Erikson Lodge
Swedish Finnish Historical Society Annual Luncheon Mar 9 11:00am Swedish Cultural Center
Nobel Peace Prize Forum   Mar 8 to Mar 10 Augsburg College & University of Minnesota West Bank
"Jean Sibelius and Finland's Awakening"
Glenda Goss
Mar 4 3:30pm Raitt Hall Room 314
Stockholm Summer School (Application Deadline) Mar 1 Online
Book Reading and Signing
Aldis Purs
Feb 26 7:00pm University Bookstore
Bad Art Makes Good - Adventures in Thinking and Making Feb 7 6:00pm to 9:00pm Nordic Heritage Musuem
Crab feed with Silent and Dessert Auctions for Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, Educational Foundation Jan 26 6:00pm Leif Erikson Hall
Amundsen Expedition Continues to Influence and Inspire 100 Years Later Jan 18 to Mar 3 The Nordic Heritage Museum


Title Date Time
Small States Summer School in Reykjavik Jun 22 9:00am
Nordic American Voices Symposium Jun 6 2:30pm
The Greek Financial Crisis Jun 3 4:00pm
Call for Papers - Nordic Translation Conference 2013 Jun 1 11:00am
Distinguished Alumni Lecture - Professor Rochelle Wright May 7 3:30pm
102nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study May 3 10:00am
Sara Kärrholm talks on The Violated Body and the State Apr 11 4:00pm
Pre-Dissertation Colloquim by Melissa Lucas, Ph.D. student in Scandinavian literature Mar 1 1:30pm
Department Scholarships Applications Due! Feb 16 3:00pm
Nordic Lights Film Festival at SIFF Jan 8 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Undergraduate Orientation Fair - Kane Hall Room 225 Nov 9 8:30am
Study Abroad Fair Oct 19 10:00am
Lola Rogers will speak about her translation from Finnish, the novel by Sofi Oksanen, PURGE (2008) Jun 2 1:30pm
Director Daniel Alfredson Visits Crime Scenes Class May 25 11:30am
SASS 2011 - 101st Annual Conference in Chicago Apr 28 8:00am
Sex in Scandinavia: A Lecture with Dr. Ia Dübois at the Nordic Heritage Museum Mar 10 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Dead Kings and National Myths: Why myths of founding and martyrdom are important Nov 23 1:30pm
Student Exchange Day in Mary Gates Hall Commons Nov 18 10:30am
Study Abroad Fair in Mary Gates Commons Oct 27 10:00am
Gathering to Celebrate the Life of Folke Nyberg Oct 24 3:15pm
Sustainability at Work Panel Discussion Oct 11 7:00pm
Fall Quarter Begins Sep 29 12:00pm
Exhibit in Suzzallo Library: Echoes of Three Woodlands Jun 14 5:00pm
SASS/AABS 2010 Seattle Apr 22 7:00pm
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Apr 22 to Apr 24
The Helsinki Academic Male Choir Tour to USA & Canada Mar 30 7:00pm


Title Date Time Location
Swedish Club Performs Lucia Dec 13 2:00pm
Nordic-Baltic Oak Grove Ceremonial Planting Sep 26 12:00pm Parrington Lawn, University of Washington Seattle Campus
Iceland's Path to Responsible Fisheries Sep 10 6:00pm
Summer Classes Jun 22 12:00pm


Title Date Time
Christine Ingebritsen Nov 12 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Hans Blix Oct 18 6:15pm
Victoria Middleton Feb 15 2:10pm


Title Date Time
Gunnar Lund Nov 3 8:30am
Peter Viggo Jakobsen Oct 13 12:00pm
Olav Orheim May 11 1:30pm


Title Date Time
Matti Anttonen Apr 29 7:35pm


Title Date Time
University of Washington Alumni Association Baltic Sea Cruise Jul 8 to Jul 20