The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS)

The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) conducts research, offers courses and promotes the study of North America. It is the only institute of its kind in Sweden. Founded in 1985, we are a section within the Department of English. The researchers at the institute work closely with our colleagues in American literature at the department. Moreover, the institute serves as a resource for the larger community of scholars at Uppsala University interested in North America, and cooperate with scholars in education, the humanities, law, social sciences, and theology.

A pin on a map of the USA

Interdisciplinary projects

Researchers at the Faculty of Languages participate in several interdisciplinary projects.

Projects financed by the Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)

Research projects financed by Uppsala Antibiotic Center

Honorary doctoral degrees

Honorary doctoral degrees are awarded to distinguished individuals who have made an outstanding academic contribution or in some other way promoted research at the University. Each year, the faculty boards have the opportunity to appoint one or more honorary doctors.