This year the AASSC Publication Awards Adjudication Committee was pleased to receive a number of high-quality submissions for both the undergraduate and graduate publication awards. Thanks to all of the professors who nominated students, and thanks to the students for sharing their work. We are delighted to announce the following winners:
Recipient of the AASSC Gurli Aagard Woods Undergraduate Publication Award: Linnie McGuire (Bishop’s University) for “The Fragmentation of Sápmi: a Nordic Model of Settler Colonialism” / Nominated by Dr. Trygve Ugland.
Linnie McGuire is a final semester undergraduate student completing an Honours in Political Studies with minors in English and Economics at Bishop's University. Her main research interests include settler-colonialism, public policy, and political violence. She will be pursuing these interests this fall in the MA in Political Studies programme at Queen's University.
Recipient of the AASSC Marna Feldt Graduate Publication Award: Karin Filipsson (University of Washington, Seattle) for “Shadows and Silences in Göran Rosenberg’s Memoir: Jewish ‘Postmemory’ in the Swedish Welfare State” / Nominated by Dr. Marianne Stecher-Hansen.
Karin Filipsson is a PhD student and she teaches Swedish in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington. She has two Master’s Degrees; in English literature and in Creative Writing and she is also a literary translator and a writer. Her PhD project explores postmigrant Swedish literature; particularly the connection between cultural memory and postmemory narratives in Holocaust-memoirs. She is the winner of the Aurora Borealis Award in 2021 from the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study for best graduate student paper in Language and Literature for the paper “’Welcome to my Body’: Construction of Racialized Identity through the Transgressing of Boundaries in Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s work”. She is currently one of six fellows in the Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellowship 2021-22 at the University of Washington.
Recipient of the AASSC Marna Feldt Graduate Publication Award: Arwen Thysse 陳藹文 (University of Alberta) for "Men and Trolls: A Discussion of Race and the Depiction of the Sámi in the Hrafnistumannasögur” / Nominated by Dr. Natalie Van Deusen.
Arwen Thysse is a doctoral student in the Department of History, Classics, and Religion at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include intercultural and mixed-race relations in medieval Scandinavia, cross-cultural contacts in the global Middle Ages, as well as questions of personal and social identities. She is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Congratulations to our three winners! We look forward to reading their papers when they are published in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies.