People at Illinois
Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Conrad Humanities Scholar, Director of the European Union Center, and Dean's Fellow for International Strategy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds faculty appointments in Media and Cinema Studies, Comparative and World Literature, Theatre, Gender and Women's Studies, Global Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. A native of Sweden's Göteborg, she received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Uppsala University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Visiting Associate Professor and Anna Lindh Fellow in the Europe Center at Stanford University during the 2011-12 academic year; visiting scholar in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley in 2010 and at the Division of History of Science and Technology and the Environmental Humanities Lab at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2013; a U of I Center for Advanced Study Beckman Fellow in 2010-11; and an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow in 2009. She has also taught at UC Berkeley and is an affiliate associate professor [docent] at the University of Gothenburg. Read more about Anna here.
Harry Dankowicz is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois and has held faculty positions in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and in the Department of Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his M.S. degree (1991) in Engineering Physics from KTH; and his Ph.D. degree (1995) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics with minors in Mathematics and Astronomy from Cornell University. Dankowicz is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Junior Individual Grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from NSF. As director of the Applied Dynamics Laboratory at Illinois, he conducts dynamical systems research at the intersection of engineering, math and physics. This work involves studying a wide range of complex systems that are governed by differential equations and learning the behavior of those systems through theory and experiments. His research efforts further seek to make original and substantial contributions to the development and design of existing or novel devices that capitalize on system nonlinearities for improved system performance. Read more about Harry here.