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Ulf Jonas Bjork

Campus Address: UL3100A
Phone: (317)278-5325
Fax: (317)278-5321
Email: jbjork@iupui.edu


Department Chair


University of Washington, Ph.D. '87 (communications)
University of Washington, MA '84 (communications)
University of Washington, BA '80 (communications)
Stockholm Institute of Journalism, certificate, 1978

Academic Interests

Immigrant press in the United States
Presence of U.S. mass media in Europe
History of foreign correspondence in the American press
International journalism organizations


Teaching assistant at Department of Journalism, Stockholm University, 1979, and at School of Communications, University of Washington, Seattle, 1981-86.
Assistant professor, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1987-88.
Assistant and associate professor and professor, School of Journalism, IUPUI, 1988-present.


Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, January-May 2012.
Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2012.
Indiana University Teaching Excellence Award, Journalism, 1997


Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Escapism and Entertainment: Serialized Fiction in Swedish-American Newspapers,” in Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction (2012).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Swedishness as an Issue in Two Animated Films for Children,” Scandinavian Studies (2012).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “An End to Brotherhood? Swedes and Norwegians in America Discuss the 1905 Union Dissolution”, in Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends & Neighbors(2011).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Swedish Television Copies Programs from America, 1957-1969,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2009).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Germany: Newspapers Shaped by an Authoritarian Setting,” in The Rise of Western Journalism, 1815-1914 (2007).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “The First International Organizations for Journalists and the Promotion of Professional Behavior, 1894-1914,” American Journalism (2005).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Swedish Television and American Imports, 1956-1978,” Notions of America: Swedish Perspectives (2004).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “The Mass Media and Americanization: Old Truths and New Insights,” American Studies in Scandinavia (2003).
Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “The Rise of the 'Indian Book' in Sweden 1862-1895,” Scandinavian Studies (2003).


Editor and Compiler, annual Swedish-American bibliography, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 1997-present. Duties: contribute to and edit bibliographical list.
Reviewer, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2011, 2007, 2003, 1992. Duties: Evaluate manuscripts for publication.
Reviewer, American Journalism, 2011, 2008-09, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1995-97. Duties: Evaluate manuscripts for publication.
Reviewer, American Journalism Historians Association, 2001-12. Duties: Evaluate papers submitted for the AJHA Convention.
Member, Advisory Committee, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Rock Island, Ill., 1998-present.

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