Daron W. OlsonAssistant Professor of History
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- Ph. D. Modern European History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006
- M.A. History, University of North Dakota, 1993
- B.A. History, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1986
Current Research Interests
Transnational Modern European Identity, Nationalism, Modern Scandinavia, European Cultural and Intellectual History, Migration
- Building a Greater Norway: Emigration and the Creation of Transnational Identities in America and Norway, 1860-1945. University of Minnesota Press. (In press).
- "Norwegian-American Historians and the Creation of an Ethnic Identity." Scandinavian Studies (Spring 2007): 41-56.
- "'In Foreign Waters?' The Urban Side of the Midwestern Norwegian-American Identity, 1890-1940." In The Urban Plains: Papers of the Thirty-eighth Annual Dakota Conference on Northern Plains History, Art, Literature, and Archaeology, 131-142. Sioux Falls, SD: Center for Western Studies, 2006.
Selected Previous Employment Positions
- Lecturer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2007-2009
- Adjunct Professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2006-2007
- Research Intern, Illinois Regional Archive Depository, Carbondale, IL, 2002-2003
- Research Associate, University of North Dakota Rural Health Research Center, 1992-1993
Selected Academic Awards
- Indiana University East Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2011
- Norwegian Marshall Fund Research Scholarship, 2003-2004
- Doctoral Fellowship, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1997-1998
- Norwegian Information Service Research Grant, 1991