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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

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


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

John Sebastian Himmelstrand

Elsa (Nygren) Himmelstrand

Karin Birgitta Hagberg

Nina Himmelstrand

Annika Himmelstrand

Jonas Himmelstrand