Visitors

The Department of Scandinavian is pleased to offer two forms of sponsorship to a limited number of academically qualified visitors who are interested in a temporary in-residence affiliation with the department while conducting research and writing projects funded from other sources. The first, given the title of Visiting Scholar, is available for researchers who hold a Ph.D.; the second, Visiting Student Researcher, is generally given to advanced dissertation students whose projects intersect with department interests. Ordinarily the department can host no more than three visitors in total in any one semester, and the minimum length of stay for official affiliation is thirty days.

Once approved and registered after arrival on campus, visitors are entitled to use of the University libraries, email, and CalNet identification during the time of residence for a $500 fee, paid by the visitor. In order to maintain these campus privileges, both domestic and international visitors are required to purchase Garnett & Powers Health Insurance, or opt out by providing proof of comparable health insurance to Garnett & Powers, who will determine whether the visitor’s current health insurance will meet the University’s minimum requirements. Please see https://vspa.berkeley.edu/#scholar for more information.

International visitors are required to hold a J-1 visa, and are responsible for all fees related to visa processing. Currently the Berkeley campus charges a $500 minimum for a J visa application, plus the SEVIS fee.

Due to space limitations in our department, affiliated visitors cannot generally be provided with dedicated office space or computer workstations, but may use workspace in our department library with a personal laptop.

Visiting Scholars and Student Researchers will be assigned an individual faculty sponsor in the department who will help with orientation to the University upon arrival and integration into the intellectual life of the department. To facilitate this process, we ask that all officially affiliated visitors present a lecture on a research topic of their choice after their arrival in Berkeley by way of introduction for themselves and their work to the faculty and graduate students in the department.

Requests for Visiting Scholar and Visiting Student Researcher affiliation are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis (there is no longer an official deadline, since funding application cycles in the Nordic countries vary). Applicants are encouraged to make early contact with the department since the visa process requires significant lead time (at least six months in advance of arrival) and the available positions generally fill up before then. Applications and any inquiries about the program should be directed to the current Department Chair:

Mark Sandberg
sandberg@berkeley.edu
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Visitors at the UCB Department of Scandinavian since 2009

Visiting Professors with teaching assignments:
Maths Bertell, Mid-Sweden University, F 2016
Anna Sandberg, University of Copenhagen, F 2016
Ulf Olsson, University of Stockholm, Sp 2015
Astrid Sæther, University of Oslo, F 2013
Jørgen Dines Johansen, University of Southern Denmark, Sp 2009
Gísli Sigurðsson, Árni Magnússon Institute, Sp 2009

Visiting Scholars:
Guðrún Nordal, University of Iceland, Sp 2017
Stefan Kjerkegaard, Aarhus University, Sp 2016
Karen Asta Valgarda, University of Copenhagen, Sp 2016
Per Thomas Andersen, University of Oslo, F 2015-Sp 2016
Elisabeth Oxfeldt, University of Oslo, F 2015-Sp 2016
Tony Sorensen, IT University of Copenhagen, F 2015
Lotta Weckstrom, F 2015-Sp 2016
Maria Simonsson, Linköping University, F 2014
Ove Solum, University of Oslo, F 2014
Bjørn Sørenssen, NTNU, Sp 2014
Ulf Olsson, University of Stockholm, Sp 2014
Astrid Sæther, University of Oslo, F 2012-Sp 2013, Sp 2014
Narve Fulsås, University of Tromsø, F 2013
Mats Jansson, University of Gothenburg, F 2012-Sp 2013
Peer E. Sørensen, Aarhus University, Sp 2012
Anna Stenport, University of Illinois, Sp 2011-F 2011
Terry Gunnell, University of Iceland, Sp 2010
Malan Marnersdottir, University of the Faroe Islands, F 2009

Visiting Student Researchers:
Svein Henrik Nyhus, University of Oslo, F 2016
Minna Rissanen, University of Jyväskylä, F 2016 – Sp 2017
Hedvig Harnsten, Stockholm University, F 2016
Sirkku Miikkulainen, University of Jyväskylä, Sp 2016
Florian Schreck, University of Bergen, Sp 2016
Julianne Yang, University of Oslo, Sp 2016
Kristina Leganger Iversen, University of Oslo, F 2015-Sp 2016
Torsten Bogh Thomsen, University of Southern Denmark & University of Copenhagen, F 2015
Mette Pedersen Høeg, University of Copenhagen, F 2014-Sp 2015
Mikael Varjo, University of Turku, F 2014 – Sp 2015
Marcus Axelsson, Uppsala University, F 2013
Aija Virtanen, University of Jyväskylä, F 2013-Sp 2014
Olaf Haagensen, University of Agder, F 2012-Sp 2013
Amanda Pirila, University of Turku, F 2012-Sp 2013
Lasse Gammelgaard, Aarhus University, F 2011
Jenni Tuikkala, University of Tampere, F 2011-Sp 2012
Siri Hempel Lindø, University of Agder, Sp 2011
Jenni Lehdenvirta, University of Jyväskylä, F 2010-Sp 2011
Anders Skare Malvik, NTNU, Sp 2010
Elisabet Björklund, Lund University, Sp 2010
Petri Koikkalainen, University of Lapland, Sp 2010
Anna Jörngården, Stockholm University, F 2009-Sp 2010
Mikko Taurama, University of Helsinki, F 2009-Sp 2010
Gorm Larsen, Aalborg University, F 2009