Research and scholars

MARK draws on the expertise of scholars in the School of Social Science, who focus on human rights, discrimination, equality and gender and diversity in their research. MARK’s board of trustees can grant  individuals and research teams to work on projects sponsored by the institution, granted the projects are financially self-reliant.

Information about specialization and research areas and publications of the scholars of MARK can be found – in alphabetical order by first name – on this page.
 

Anni Guðný Haugen, Assistant Professor of Social Work

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Work

Specialization / Research Area: Child protection, the organizing and developing of the service and participation. Domestic violence. Gay and lesbian lifestyle, and the right to family-life.

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Brynhildur G. Flóvenz, Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Law

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Law

Specialization / Research Area: Social Law Women's Law The rights of persons with disabilities Non-Discrimination and Equality Gender-based Violence Human Rights.

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Erla S Kristjánsdóttir

Erla S. Kristjansdottir, Ph.D Assistant Professor

Intercultural Communication, School of Business 

Specialization / Research Area: Culture, Intercultural Communication, Immigration, Diversity and Intercultural Transistions.

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Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Professor of Sociology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Working Life, Work life balance, Gender Segregation, Gender Quotas, Occupational Health and Well-Being, Welfare, ICT, Surveillance.

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Guðbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir,  Professor of School and Career Counselling

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Career development theory with an emphasis on career constructivism and Bourdieu's habitus theory, personal construct theory, evaluation of careers education and counselling, the use of narrative theory in guidance research. Career adaptability. Analysis of interviews in narrative counseling.

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Guðný Björk Eydal, Professor of Social Work

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Work

Specialization / Research Area: The Welfare State and Social Policy with emphasis on Family Policies; Care Policies; Social Services; Poverty; Child Policies; Crisis Management.

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Gyða Margrét Pétursdóttir Lecturer (UK) - Assistant Professor (USA) of Gender Studies

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Political Science

Specialization / Research Area: Gender, feminism, masculinities, femininities, economic crisis, work cultures, gender relations, family responsibility, leave policies, queer studies.

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Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Disability Studies

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Disability studies,families and disability, gender and disability; childhood and disability, disability and culture; disability and higher education, empowerment, family support services and qualitative methodology.

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Helga Þórey Björnsdóttir Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Science

Specialization / Research Area: Masculinity/ies, gender, identity/ies, agency, militarism, militarization, security, globalization, space, nationalism, homelessness, qualitative research methods, discourses

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Hervör Alma Árnadóttir, Lecturer (UK) - Assistant Professor (USA) of Social Work

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Work

Specialization / Research Area: Adolescent, identity, social skills, experiential learning, user involvement, family group conference.

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Hrefna Friðriksdóttir, Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Family and Inheritance Law

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Law

Specialization / Research Area :Family Law Children's Rights Child Protection Law Sexual Orientation Law Inheritance Law.

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Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Lecturer (UK) - Assistant Professor (USA), of Sociology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Gender equality Men and masculinities Parental leave Interest organizations on the labour market Rituals Violence.

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Jónína Einarsdóttir, Professor of Anthropology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Children, Development.

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Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor of Anthropology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Ímyndir, fjölmenning, orðræður, kynmenning, kynþáttarhyggja, hjarðmennska, sjálfsmynd, þjóðerni, hnattvæðing, frumbyggjar, orðræður um "hina" og Afríka, ímyndir námsbóka, Þróunarsamvinna.

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Kristjana Stella Blöndal, Lecturer (UK) - Assistant Professor (USA) of

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Upper secondary education School dropout At risk students School engagement.

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M. Elvira Mendez Pinedo, Professor of Law

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Law

Specialization / Research Area: European Law. EU law and EEA Law.

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Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir, Professor of Law

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Law

Specialization / Research Area: International Human Rights Law, Constitutional Human Rights Law, Non-Discrimination Law and Health Law.

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Ólafur Rastrick Lecturer (UK) - Assistant Professor (USA) of Ethnology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Cultural history, cultural heritage, cultural politics. the body as a cultural phenomenon.

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Ragnheiður Bragadóttir, Professor of Law

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Law

Criminal Law, general and special part. Sexual offences and other offences against women and children. Environmental Criminal Law.Criminal sanctions, community service and other community sanctions in particular. Criminal policy.      

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Rannveig Traustadóttir, Professor of Disability Studies

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area:Disability studies (development of disability studies, disability theory); gender and disability; disability and family; children, young people and disability; multicultural studies, gender studies, queer studies, minority families; and qualitative research methods.

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Sif Einarsdóttir, Professor of Career Counseling and Guidance

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Assessment, vocational interests and cross-cultural issues in psychometrics. Diversity in career counseling and education. Bullying. Attitude towards counseling and help seeking behavior of Icelanders.

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Sigríður Dúna Kristmundsdóttir, Professor of Anthropology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Political anthropology, feminist anthropology, theory and method in anthropology, anthropology of biography.

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Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson,.Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of
School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Museums, society, museology theory, cultural politics, mass media of natives (radio, television, films), visual culture, visual theories (emphasis on television, films and photography) death and statemansship.

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Sigurveig H. Sigurðardóttir,

Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Social Work

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Work

Specialization / Research Area: Gerontology. Main research: The way to well-being in old age, service for older people, informal care, formal care, shared care.

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Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Political Science

Specialization / Research Area: Theories of International Relations, Icelandic foreign policy, International Security, Negotiations, Gender, Environment.

Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir, Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Social Work

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Work

Specialization / Research Area: Third sector and voluntary work, management of human service organizations.

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Terry Gunnel, Professor of Folkloristics

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area:Legends, folk beliefs and festivals in Iceland, the Nordic countries and the British Isles; Old Norse religion; drama (medieval; Ibsen, Strindberg; Absurdism, Shakespeare, Total Theatre; comedy), folk drama; performance studies.

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Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, Professor of Anthropology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: National identity, multicultual society, globalization, gender, work related mobility.

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Valdimar Tr. Hafstein,Senior Lecturer (UK) - Associate Professor (USA) of Folkloristics/Ethnology

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Specialization / Research Area: Vernacular culture, contemporary folklore, copyright, and cultural heritage Major Projects: -Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century: Concept, Dynamic, Dispute -UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage -Tradition, Authorship and Intellectual Property.

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Þorgerður Einarsdóttir, Professor, Chair of the Gender Studies Programme

School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Political Science

Specialization / Research Area:Professionalism and professionalisation, work life balance, globalisation and citizenship, labour market, equity and gender equality, feminist theory.

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