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January 6, 2022
The Department of Scandinavian Studies offers over 20 different scholarships to support students financially. The application deadline is February 13, 2022, so apply today! Visit for more info!
Cover of Brev till Mannen
November 10, 2021
The rights to Ph.D. student Karin Filipsson's translation of Bianca Kronlöf's Brev till Mannen (Letters to Men) have been sold to Finnish publisher Into Kustannus and Korean publisher Bookhouse Publishing, to be released shortly. 
Elise Rainer
October 27, 2021
Affiliate Assistant Professor Elise Rainer publishes book From Pariah to Priority: How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy. The book is a part of the State University of New York Press' Queer Politics and Culture series and Studies in Human Rights series. To pre-order the book, follow this link. From Pariah to Priority gives a unique, insider perspective... Read more
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