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Jan Sjåvik Appointed Department Chair - July 1, 2010

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on May 10, 2010 - 2:16pm
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.