Karen Møller started as Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator in the UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian in 1991 and retired July 1, 2021, exactly 30 years later.(more…)
Congratulations to Lotta Weckstrom on her promotion to Continuing Lecturer effective July 1, 2020!
Congratulations to Kate Heslop on her promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2020!
The Scandinavian Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Tangherlini as new professor of Danish Literature and Culture effective July 2020. (more…)
Congratulations to Sarah Eriksen for winning the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award 2019-2020!
Congratulations to Tiffany White for winning the Birgit Baldwin Fellowship 2020-21!
Congratulations to Troy Wellington Smith for winning the The Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship 2020!
Please note an extended deadline for the IES student research grants at Nordic universities (Uppsala and Inland Univ., Norway). New deadline is Feb. 12. (more…)
The Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Danish Literature and Culture, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. For more information (more…)
Congratulations to Tiffany White for receiving a Fulbright Grant for dissertation research at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík, Iceland. Additionally, she was awarded the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Fellowship to aid her research in the academic year 2019-20. Brava Tiffany!
Congratulations to Sherilyn Hellberg for winning the American Scandinavian Foundation’s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award for her translation of Danish author Caspar Eric’s work.
Here’s an interview with graduate student Rue Taylor, and a chain mail demonstration at CalDay (April 21, 2018). (more…)
Congratulations to Ida Johnson for winning this year’s Birgit Baldwin Fellowship to support her dissertation research on “The Barn and the Beast: The Queerness of Child-Animal Figurations in Scandinavian Literature and Culture.” Impressively, Ida was also slated for (but had to defer) an award from the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). Hjertelig tillykke!
We are happy to announce that Rosie Taylor is this year’s recipient of the Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Congratulations to Rosie.
Professor Karin Sanders and Scandinavian graduate student Zachary Blinkinsop have been awarded a 2018 ARC fellowship to advance interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley!
Scandinavian Department graduate successes on the job market continue… (more…)
It has been a bumper year for graduates and associates of the Scandinavian Department on the job market. Starting new positions this summer are… (more…)
Two of our graduate students have won awards to study Scandinavian languages abroad this summer.
Mark Sandberg, Professor of Norwegian and Film and Media, recently gave a talk on his new book, Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny, at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York.
On May 15, the Scandinavian Department celebrated Commencement for 2017. (more…)
Brianna Panasenco, one of our Scandinavian majors, was just awarded an Undergraduate Merit Scholarship from the Institute of International Studies (more…)
Michael Nakada, one of our fabulous Scandinavian undergraduate majors, was awarded the James Healy Travel Grant for travel to Denmark in Summer 2016. (more…)
Professor Mark Sandberg was interviewed in Switzerland’s Tages-Anzeiger newspaper on his work in film studies and modern American television. Published December 7, 2015.
Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1NeaMJ0
In celebration of the 150th birthday of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Finlandia Foundation is co-presenting concerts and symposia, starting November 1. (more…)