Jan Sjåvik Appointed Department Chair - July 1, 2010

Jan Sjavik

The Department of Scandinavian Studies is pleased to announce that Jan Sjåvik, Professor of Norwegian Literature and Languages, will become Department Chair on July 1, 2010. A graduate of Harvard University and a member of the UW faculty since 1978, Sjåvik is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on Norwegian and Scandinavian literature. Professor Sjåvik, appointed for a five-year term, succeeds Professor Terje Leiren who steps down after having served for fifteen years as Chair.