Svea Larson

Position title: TA: History 119 with Lecturer Dr. Benjamin Shannon


Advisor: Laird Boswell

Svea Larson


My work focuses on Modern Europe, especially France and Scandinavia. I am broadly interested in gender and women’s history, migration, material culture, youth and family history, and formations of national and ethnic identity. My undergraduate research focused on 1960s French youth and music culture (Yé-Yé) and the role of young women within this subculture. My Master’s thesis examined the symbolic power of American clothing to Swedish-American migrants between 1880 and 1940 the ways that immigrants created networks of material transfer between these countries, and how different items are tied into Swedish American identity in both Sweden and the US.


B.A., Pacific University, 2015


  • European History

M.A. Title

  • “The America Hat: Fashion in Swedish American Immigrant Exchanges, 1980-1940. “

Selected Publications

  • Brown, Thomas J. and Svea Larson, “John Ericsson: Transatlantic biographies in the US and Sweden.” In Swedish-American Borderlands, University of Minnesota Press, (Expected Spring 2021)
  • Brown, Thomas J. and Svea Larson, “Migration, Militarism, and Modernity: The John Ericsson Memorial in Washington, D.C.,” Winterthur Portfolio, (Expected Summer/Autumn 2020.)


  • Fulbright Student Award 2017-2018; Uppsala, Sweden.

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 119 – Early Modern Europe (Fall 2020)