Course Collaboration with Augustana College
In the fall of 2022, the course 'Cooperating around crises in Sweden and the USA: Problem solving via digital technologies' (7.5 credits) was given for the first time. The course is a distance course and is given in collaboration with Augustana College in the USA. The course compares the different ways that the United States and Sweden have faced challenges relating to for example politics and democracy, economy and labour, diplomacy and foreign policy, environmental sustainability and climate change, public health and pandemic response.
Read about the American students' experiences of the course.
Fulbright Professor 2022/23
SINAS welcomes Scott Laderman, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies 2022/23.
Fulbright Professor 2021/2022
SINAS welcomes Cathryn Halverson to Uppsala who is this year’s Fulbright Chair in American Studies.
Recorded Lecture: "The American Dilemma 2020: Nine Lessons for Healthy Democracies"
Commentary on Demographic and Political Developments in the USA
USA:s alla presidenter
If you are in the Stockholm region, welcome to ABF-huset on Oct 2 at 18.00 for a discussion of Karin Henriksson´s book USA:s alla presidenter with the author herself and Dag Blanck. See https://abfstockholm.se/evenemang/usas-alla-presidenter/
New podcast episode
A new episode of our podcast amerikaanalys is now out. Please check it out!
Research Grant to Amanda Lagerkvist
Former SINAS affiliate Amanda Lagerkvist, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, has received a major grant from two Wallenberg foundations within the national research program on the societal and individual effects of artificial intelligence. Her five year project is called ”BioMe: Existential challenges and ethical imperatives of biometric AI in everyday lifeworlds”
Our warmest congratulations to Amanda!
Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Studies 2019/2020
SINAS is happy to announce the arrival of the 2019/2020 Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Studies. This year´s incumbent is Dr Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue who is Associate Professor of English in Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
New Podcast: Amerikaanalys
The news noise about the United States is sometimes deafening. The new podcast Amerikaanalys (in Swedish) should appeal to those who really want to understand what is happening, and why, in American politics and social development. We discuss topics that do not really fit into the usual news flow. Together with a US-based journalist, researchers from Halmstad University and Uppsala University talk in depth about the complex and difficult issues.
News from America
Welcome to News from America
A one-day seminar at Uppsala University
How do Swedes get their information about the U.S.? What role do Swedish correspondents in the U.S. play? How does the news reporting shape our understanding of the United States? What role does the current president of the United States play for the Swedish (and general) news coverage of the U.S.? What has the changing media landscape of recent years meant? How does the news reporting relate the general Swedish image of the U.S.? And what does the intense focus on news from America mean for reporting from other parts of the world?
Listen to the 2019 Fulbright Lecture
Listen to Professor Mark S. Weiner give this year's Fulbright Lecture titled "Understanding Trumpism: American Politics and Culture in an Age of Globalization." The lecture was held on 28 March 2019.
What Happened? The United States After the Mid-Terms
Welcome to a panel discussion about the recent elections in the United States. How can we understand the outcome of the elections? What does this mean for the coming years?
New Fulbright Professor at SINAS
We are very happy to welcome the Distinguished Fulbright Professor in American Studies 2018/19 to SINAS.