History alum Anna M. Peterson (PhD, Ohio State) has been named editor for the Norwegian-American Historical Association. Anna will continue to teach in the history department of Luther College while she holds the editorship. A primary focus of her role will be to oversee the redesign of the journal, Norwegian-American Studies. While at Ohio State, Prof. Peterson's advisor was Prof. Birgitte Søland.
Prof. Peterson has also just had a new book published by Palgrave Macmillan. Maternity Policy and the Making of the Nowegian Welfare State traces the influence that women had on maternity legislation from the late 19th to the mid-20th century in Norway. Find out more about her book here.