Markus Meckl holds a Ph.D. from Berlin Technical University where he studied at the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism. Since 2004, he has been working at the University of Akureyri where is a professor in media studies. In recent years, one of his research interest focused on immigration issues in the North of Iceland from which a series of articles has been published. Drawing on a broad range of experience including research at Riga University and the Latvian Academy of Culture, he is involved in immigration and integration-related projects in the Nordic and Baltic countries. His most recent publication in 2016 has been on the well-being of foreigner in Akureyri in Ritið and about Latvia’s Vanished National Heroes in the The European Legacy.