News Archive

New resource: Fellowships and Grants

The Department presents a new resource for undergraduate and graduate students: a list of recurring fellowships, grants, and scholarships. Find it under Resources > Fellowships and Grants, or click here.

Congratulations to Professor Karin Sanders!

After working thirty-one years as the Danish Literature Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian, Karin Sanders is retiring! During that time, Karin has poured her heart and soul in our small but mighty department and has done more than anyone else to create a rare intellectual and social milieu. (more…)

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!