Anna Westerståhl Stenport
Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and a Conrad Humanities Professorial Scholar. A native of Sweden's Göteborg, she holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Uppsala University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Anna is an Affiliate Associate Professor [Docent] at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and was a Visiting Associate Professor and Anna Lindh Fellow in the Europe Center at Stanford University during the 2011-12 academic year. She has also taught at UC Berkeley and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Her teaching and scholarship focuses on modern European film, literature, theater, media, and culture, with a particular focus on Nordic and Arctic studies. Anna has served as one of the Faculty Liaisons for the INSPIRE strategic partnership between the University of Illinois and three partner institutions in Sweden, as well as an Dean’s Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences focusing on international issues for the college. She also holds faculty appointments in the College of Media and the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Senior Associate Director, Director of Graduate Studies
|Matthew A. Rosenstein is Senior Associate Director of the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois, a position he has held since August 2010. He is responsible for managing the Center's day-to-day affairs. His duties include administration of institutional grants from the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI) and European Commission; program development; oversight of EUC's publications and web presence; supervision of staff; and interaction with the Center's external constituents and other units on campus. Rosenstein also serves as EUC's Director of Graduate Studies, coordinating the Master of Arts degree program and graduate minor in EU Studies. Prior to joining the EUC staff, he was the Associate Director of the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS) from 2001-2010. At ACDIS, he managed grants from the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and National Security Education Program (Department of Defense), and edited and authored numerous publications on South Asian and transatlantic security issues. Rosenstein holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. degree in Russian, history, and French from Duke University.||
Outreach Coordinator, FLAS Coordinator
|Sebnem Ozkan works as Outreach Coordinator at the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She coordinates Center's programs and events, is actively engaged in outreach with the consular corps in Chicago, civic organizations, secondary schools, regional universities, and the general public. She also serves as the coordinator of the EUC's Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program. Prior to joining the EUC staff, Sebnem worked at the Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as project assistant and student advisor from 1999-2008. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. degree in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations from Ankara University/Faculty of Political Science (SBF). She is a specialist on EU-Turkey relations, EU social policy, industrial relations and labor issues.|
|Kim Rice has worked for the European Union Center since 2004. As Office Manager, Kim provides administrative, budgetary, and organizational support for EUC staff, affiliated faculty, and students. She assists with event planning, budget and grant reporting, reimbursements, and hiring student employees. In addition, she provides support for the Master of Arts degree program by processing student applications, course information, and student petitions and overseeing the graduation certification process.|
|Lauren Hoerr is a Graduate Assistant at the European Union Center, supporting the EUC website. She is a second year Master's student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois with an interest in reference & instruction and digital libraries. She received her Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in Film Studies from Saint Louis University in 2010. She enjoys reading, film, baking, and playing electric guitar.||
|Chris Jackson is in his second year in the MAEUS program. Prior to the University of Illinois, Chris earned a BA in History from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2012. Chris' research interests include the European Union foreign policy, ethnic relations, and rule of law structures. During summer 2014, Chris resided in Prishtina, Kosovo conducting primary research on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO). Outside of academics, he serves as the goalkeeper coach for the men's and women's soccer programs at Parkland College in Champaign, as well as for the local youth club, Illinois FC.|
|Lindsay Ozburn is a first year MAEUS student. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music History with a minor in African Studies from the University of Illinois in 2012. While at U of I, she specialized in ethnomusicology, studying Guinean Mande drumming, Ghanaian Ewe drumming, Arab and Balkan music. Combining her love of history and middle Eastern/ Mediterranean music, her undergraduate thesis focused on the musical iconography of Ancient Egyptian wall painting, looking at their similarities to instruments and musical practices found in the modern age. Lindsay is an avid performer, playing with several world music groups at various festivals and conferences around the Midwest, including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Waterloo Bosnian Arts Festival, and the Urbana Sweet Corn festival. After graduating, Lindsay continued performing with U of I’s premiere Balkan ensemble, Balkanalia, cultivating her love for Balkan music and Greek culture. Her research interests include Greece, international educational policies, musical identities, EU-Mediterranean relations, and the importance of transatlantic relations. Lindsay is currently a Graduate Assistant for the European Union Center. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys cooking, watching Jane Austen movies, traveling, her cats, jam sessions, and playing a good video game.|