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Terje I. Leiren
Department of Scandinavian Studies
University of Washington, Seattle
Department of Scandinavian
University of Washington
E-mail: leiren at uw.edu
I am Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Studies and
History at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Although officially retired in 2017, I continue to teach part-time,
usually duing the Winter Quarter.
My research and publications have dealt primarily with Nordic cultural
and social history, including questions of national identity in
19th and early 20th century Norway and Scandinavian-America.
published four books:
- Marcus Thrane: A Norwegian Radical in America (1987).
- Stage and Screen: Studies in Scandinavian Drama and Film (2000),
co-edited with Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams.
- The Selected Plays of Marcus Thrane (2008), a translation,
with introduction, of six plays written and produced by Thrane in Chicago
between 1866 and 1884).
- The Historical Dictionary of Norway (2019), second edition,
revised and expanded, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.
Over four decades, I have taught a broad scope of Scandinavian history
courses at the University of Washington. These include: History of the Vikings
(SCAND/HSTAM 370); History of Scandinavia to 1720 (SCAND 380/HSTEU 380),
Scandinavia Since 1720 (SCAND 381/HSTEU 381); and graduate seminars with
varying topics: "SCAND 525: Topics in Scandinavian History."
Recent topics have included "Travel and Tourism in Scandinavia," "Scandinavia
During World War II," and "Biography in Scandinavian History." In additiion,
I taught advanced-level courses in Norwegian language and culture.
New Directions in Scandinavian Studies
I served as co-general editor (with Christine Ingebritsen) of a book series
with the University of Washington Press -
New Directions in Scandinavian Studies,, during which time
eleven books were published. The series offers books which present
interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of the Nordic region
of Scandinavia and the Baltic states and their cultural
connections in North America.
University of Washington Press Book Series
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