Kristín Loftsdóttir

Project coordinator
Kristín Loftsdóttir is a Professor in Anthropology at the University of Iceland. Her research, based on postcolonial theories and anthropology, has focused on whiteness, gender and racial identity, as well as issues of international development and nationalism. She has carried out fieldwork in Niger and, more recently, Iceland. (more…)

Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir

Project Coordinator
Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland.  Her main research interests include mobility, integration processes, transnational ties, and questions of borders and boundaries. (more…)

Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson

Project Coordinator
Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, is a Professor in Museology at the University of Iceland. Hafsteinsson has been engaged in research on neoliberal cultural politics and the heritage sector in Iceland. (more…)

Anna Wojtyńska

Project manager
Anna Wojtyńska is a doctoral student at the University of Iceland. She received her M.A degree from University of Warsaw. Her research focus is on Polish migrants in Iceland with emphasis on migrants’ transnational practices and their participation in the labour market. (more…)

Ólafur Rastrick

Pillar head
Ólafur Rastrick is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences. Ólafur's field of research is modern cultural politics and history and everyday aesthetics. (more…)

James Gordon Rice

Pillar head
James’s research focuses on the governance of marginalised populations, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of formal bureaucracies and non-governmental agencies. He has conducted research projects in Canada and Iceland. James has published articles in Ethnology, Laws, Disability & Society and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. (more…)

Margrét Sigrún Sigurðardóttir

Project participant
Margrét is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration. She has wide range of research interests from creative industries, to gender and ethnicity in the job market to higher education research. (more…)

Guðbjörg Óttosdóttir

Project participant
Guðbjörg Óttosdóttir is an Assistant Professor in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland where she has worked since 2013. Previously, Gudbjorg was a social worker in Iceland working with migrants and refugees. (more…)

Guðný Björk Eydal

Project participant
Guðný Björk Eydal is Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland. Guðný has served as Head of Faculty of Sociology and Social Work. Her main research field is family and care policies in Iceland and the Nordic countries but she has also conducted research on social policy and is now directing a project in the field of disaster social work. (more…)

Helgi Gunnlaugsson

Project participant
Helgi Gunnlaugsson, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Iceland since 2001. He received his BA degree in Sociology from the University of Iceland in 1982 and his MA and Ph.D from the University of Missouri in 1985 and 1992, specializing in sociology of law and criminology. (more…)

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