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J. Ulf I. Himmelstrand Edit Profile

educator , sociologist , writer

J. Ulf I. Himmelstrand, American sociologist, educator, writer. Grantee Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Swedish Council for Humanities and Social Science, 1955-1986.

Background

Himmelstrand, J. Ulf I. was born on August 26, 1924 in Tirupattur, India. Arrived in Sweden, 1935. Son of John Sebastian and Elsa (Nygren) Himmelstrand.

Education

Bachelor, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1948. Fil. licensed, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1955. Doctor of Science, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1960.

Career

Rockefeller postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1961; Rockefeller postdoctoral fellow, University of Chicago, 1960-1961; Rockefeller postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University, 1960-1961; docent in sociology, U. Uppsala, 1960-1969; professor sociology, U. Uppsala, 1969-1989; professor emeritus, U. Uppsala, since 1989; visiting professor sociology, U. Nairobi, Kenya, 1987-1991; professor sociology, U. Ibadan, Nigeria, 1964-1967; fellow, College for Advanced Behaviorial Science, Palo Alto, California, 1968-1969.

Membership

Chairman Swedish Sociological Association, 1972-1974. Vice president International Sociological Association, 1974-1978, president, 1978-1982. Vice president International Social.

Science Council, Paris, 1981-1986. Member International Sociological Association (life), Swedish Sociological Association, Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading and writing poetry, classical music, long distance bicycling.

Connections

Married Karin Birgitta (Hagberg), December 3, 1949. Children: Jonas, Annika, Nina.

father:
John Sebastian Himmelstrand

mother:
Elsa (Nygren) Himmelstrand

spouse:
Karin Birgitta Hagberg

children:
Nina Himmelstrand

Annika Himmelstrand

Jonas Himmelstrand