Ulf Jonas																 Bjork

Ulf Jonas Bjork

Professor of Journalism and Public Relations
Department: Journalism and Public Relations
(317) 278-5325
CA 341B



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



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



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.



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.

Academic Interests

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


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