The Scandinavian Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Tangherlini as new professor of Danish Literature and Culture effective July 2020.
After undergraduate studies at Harvard and then graduate studies at Berkeley, Tangherlini taught at UCLA for more than twenty-five years in both the Scandinavian section and in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (Korean). He is an award-winning teacher of folklore, literature (with an emphasis on Danish), and cultural studies and the author of more than one hundred titles, including Interpreting Legend: Danish Storytellers and their Repertoires (1994), Talking Trauma. Paramedics and Their Stories(1998) and Danish Folktales, Legends and Other Stories (2013). He has received an impressive amount of fellowships grants to support his research ranging from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, The Henry Luce Foundation, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and Google. His most recent honor is the election into the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in Sweden. Finally, he brings to our department a vast experience in Digital Humanities. We are excited to welcome Tim back to his alma mater.