Steven Schier of the political science department has received a 2013-14 award as the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) Fulbright Chair at Uppsala University. The Chair, which is the only one of its kind in the country, is jointly financed by the Swedish Fulbright Commission in Stockholm and Uppsala University. It entails teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies, broadly defined, and tutoring students within the grantee’s area of research. Schier’s appointment is from January to June of 2014. Schier previously held a Fulbright Senior Lectureship at York University in Toronto, Canada in 2002. He will be researching Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s government’s move to the center and electoral success.