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  Anna Westerstahl Stenport
Department Chair
School of Modern Languages

Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley
Joined faculty in 2016

Research areas/interests
Dr Stenport began her tenure at Georgia Tech in 2016, after having served as professor of Scandinavian Studies, Conrad Humanities Scholar, Director of the European Union Center, and Director of the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She brings cross-disciplinary leadership in the humanities and international programs, along with a dedicated commitment to faculty and student mentoring. In addition, she is highly respected for excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for developing interesting and engaging curricular options, and for leadership and service.

Stenport holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and has held appointments as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Europe Center at Stanford University and as a visiting scholar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her work addresses spatial imaginaries in the Nordic region, Germany, and France and transatlantic relations with North America. Her current research broadens this scope to include environmental humanities, indigenous methodologies, and theories of the circumpolar Arctic (Scandinavia, Greenland, Canada, and Russia), an expansion that draws attention to diverse representational practices and modes of circulation.

She has published more than fifty journal articles and book chapters, two single-authored monographs, and several edited and co-edited volumes.