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playwright , author , poet , communication analyst

Karin Elsa Ingeborg Dovring, Swedish writer, poet, playwright, media specialist. Named Poet of Year, International Library. Poetry, 2000-2006; named to, International Poetry Hall of Fame, 1996; recipient Swedish National award for short stories, Bonniers Public House, Stockholm, 1951. Member Society Jean Jacques Rousseau of Geneva (honorary life), Academy American Poets, House of Poets, New York, 2007.


Dovring, Karin Elsa Ingeborg was born on December 5, 1919 in Stenstorp, Sweden. Came to the United States, 1953, naturalized, 1968.


Graduate, College Commerce, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1936. Master of Arts, Lund University, Sweden, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1951.

Phil. Licentiate, Gothenburg University, 1947.


Journalist several Swedish daily newspapers and weekly magazines, 1940-1960. Teacher Swedish colleges. Research associate of Harold Lasswell Yale University, New Haven, 1953-1978.

Foreign correspondent Swedish newspapers, Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany, 1956-1960. Freelance writer, journalist, since 1960. Research professor communications and media studies University Illinois, Urbana, 2002.

Visiting professor International University, The Vatican, Rome, 1958-1960, Gottingen (West Germany) University, 1962. Lecturer United States Army, Peace Corps, Yale University, University Wisconsin, McGill University, University Iowa. Research associate University Illinois, Urbana, 1968-1969, guest lecturer, 2001-2005.

Invited contributor Social Science Research Council, 1988. Speaker Conference Law and Policy, Yale University Law School, 1992-1993, 99—. Honorary member Professional Women's Advisory Board American Biograph.

Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2003, founding member International Womens Review Board, 2008. Advisory council International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England. Interviewee radio and television programs.

Writer Illinois Alliance to Prevent Nuclear War, radio, theater. Professor communications and media studies University Illinois College Communications, since 2002. Moderator series United States of America Faces the World-Markets in Communications, since 2004.

Songwriter Hollywood and Nashville. Plays for television movies.



Member Society Jean Jacques Rousseau of Geneva (honorary life), Academy American Poets, House of Poets, New York, 2007.


Married Folke Dovring, May 30, 1943.

Folke Dovring