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Katherine Hanson and Olav Hauge
September 21, 2021
Department Affiliate Associate Professor Katherine Hanson was awarded the Amboltprisen (Anvil Award) by the Friends of Olav H. Hauge Association on Sept. 5, 2021. The award recognizes extraordinary contributors to knowledge and promotion of awareness of the poetry of Norwegian poet Olav Hauge.  Professor Hanson writes, "news that I was to be awarded the Ambolt Prize came as a complete surprise.  I am deeply honored to be recognized in... Read more
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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1. Featured on UW News 
Connie Amundson
June 28, 2021
Congratulations to Connie Amundson for being selected the Nadia Christensen Scholar for 2021-2022! Connie is completing her Ph.D. dissertation study, "Exploring the 'Immensity of the Conscious Experience of Age': Representations of Age in Ibsen's Peer Gynt and Fosse's Suzannah and through a Phenomenological Study of Volunteer Actors with the Peer Gynt Festival." Throughout her graduate studies, her research interests have been centered on Nordic discourse around the... Read more
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June 19, 2021
The Global Swede award is awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and shown that they are great representatives of their own country as well as Sweden. Department alum Megan Penhoet was honored as Malmö University's representative for the Global Swede Award of 2021. Megan is the Founder/Director of Nordic Scholars Leadership Institute. Learn more about the Global Swede award... Read more
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June 18, 2021
Congratulations to Scandinavian Studies Department Alumna Taylor Halverson who was awarded one of this year's Jody Deering Nyquist Awards for Excellence In Undergraduate Research in recognition of her excellent academic work on her 2021 senior essay, entitled Happy Endings for Whom? A Narrative Analysis of Bisexual Erasure within Lesbian Romantic Comedies. 
Karin Filipsson
June 11, 2021
Congratulations to Karin Filipsson, who has been awarded the 2021-22 Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellowship.   As a Hanauer Fellow, Karin Filipsson will participate in a bi-monthly seminar led by Professor Sabine Wilke, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor for Western Civilization. The goals of this program are to foster creative and critical work in the Western cultural tradition and to help prepare teachers from different disciplines who have well-reasoned... Read more
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
Karin Filipsson
April 18, 2021
Graduate student and Swedish TA Karin Filipsson was awarded the 2021 Aurora Borealis Prize from the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study for her paper "'Welcome to my Body': Construction of Racialized Identity through the Transgressing of Boundaries in Jonas Hassen Khemiri's work". The selection committee commented that:  "This is a skillfully argued and well-supported look at several works by Khemiri and scholars considering the question of Swedishness in apostcolonial and... Read more
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March 17, 2021
This week at the UW, attend talks about museum curation and the history of the Pacific Northwest, visit the Burke Museum, and more. Featured on UW News 
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February 16, 2021
It’s Tove fever this winter!  Have you noticed the rave reviews in the press?   The Copenhagen Trilogy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the collected memoirs of Danish writer Tove Ditlevsen (1917 – 76) are translated by Tiina Nunnally, affiliate faculty member in Scandinavian Studies, and Michael Favala Goldman. The memoirs, originally published in Danish in the late 1960s and early 70s, as Barndom, Ungdom and Gift are... Read more