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[Photo]: Ulf Jonas Bjork

Ulf Jonas Bjork

Campus Address: UL3100A
Phone: (317)278-5325
Fax: (317)278-5321
Email: jbjork@iupui.edu
[Icon]: Website journalismpr.iupui.edu Website


Appointments

Department Chair
Professor

Education

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

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.

Awards

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

Publications

Nordenstreng, Kaarle, Ulf Jonas Bjork, Frank Beyersdorf, Svennik Høyer and Epp Lauk, A History of the International Movement of Journalists: Professionalism versus Politics. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Åsard, Erik, Dag Blanck, Ulf Jonas Bjork and Wilhelm Agrell, Det blågula stjärnbaneret: USA:s närvaro och inflytande i Sverige [The Blue and Yellow Star-Spangled Banner: The Presence and Influence of the United States in Sweden] Stockholm: Carlssons, 2016. Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “Transnationalizing Ice Hockey in Sweden, 1994-2013,” Journal of Transnational American Studies (2016). Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “American Perceptions of Sweden Filtered Through Crime Fiction,” American Studies in Scandinavia 47 (2015). Bjork, Ulf Jonas, “A Modicum of Social Value: The Critical and Legal Discussion of I Am Curious (Yellow) in America,” in Mariah Larsson and Elisabeth Björklund, eds., Beyond Swedish Summers: The Breakthrough of Sexuality in Swedish Cinema. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.

Service

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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