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Congratulations Lotta!

Congratulations to Lotta Weckstrom on her promotion to Continuing Lecturer effective July 1, 2020!

Congratulations Kate!

Congratulations to Kate Heslop on her promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2020!

Congratulations Sarah!

Congratulations to Sarah Eriksen for winning the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award 2019-2020!

Congratulations Troy!

Congratulations to Troy Wellington Smith for winning the The Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship 2020!

Congratulations Tiffany!

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.

Congratulations, Ida!

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!

Congratulations, Rosie!

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.

Arts Research Center Fellows

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!

Sibelius 150 Jubilee in the Bay Area

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…)