Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Gavel Adams

Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Barbro Osher Endowed Chair of Swedish Studies,
University of Washington, Seattle

Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington
in Seattle, where she gives seminars on Nordic Drama and Film, and teaches courses on August
Strindberg, Scandinavian Women Writers and Scandinavian Children’s Literature. She also holds
the Barbro Osher Endowed Chair of Swedish Studies at the University of Washington.

Gavel Adams began her doctoral studies in comparative literature at Stockholm University, but later
moved to Seattle, where she received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1990. Among
her major publications are the bilingual (French and Swedish) editions of Inferno (volume 37) and
Legender (volume 38) in the National Edition of August Strindberg’s Collected Works. She has also
compiled, edited and introduced two major volumes on Twentieth-Century Swedish Writers, Before
World War II
(2002) and After World War II (2002) in the series Dictionary of Literary Biography.
In addition, she has published more than twenty scholarly articles on works by August Strindberg,
Verner von Heidenstam, Fredrika Bremer and Astrid Lindgren.

Gavel Adams is a corresponding member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and
Antiquities. She is the cofounder and past president of the Association of Swedish Teachers and
Researchers in America (ASTRA), and she has served on the Executive Committees of the Society
for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) and of the Ibsen Society of America (ISA).

During her time at SCAS, Gavel Adams will work on a translation of August Strindberg’s Occult Diary.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2015-16.