Academic Profiles

The West Nordic Studies programme relies on some of the best academic profiles in the region.

Gudmundur Alfredsson

Law Professor at the University of Akureyri and
China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing

Research interests: Polar law, Greenland, self-determination, minority and indigenous rights, human rights monitoring.

Rachael Lorna Johnstone

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Akureyri

Research Interests: Polar Law, International Law, Human Rights Law, Offshore Oil and Gas

Astri Dankertsen

Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Interests: Sami Society and Identity in the Present and Past

Jens Christian Svabo Justinussen, PhD

Director of studies for Social and Political Sciences (BA)
Associate Professor in Social Sciences University of the Faroe Islands

Research Interests: Sustainable management, fisheries management, social time, social dilemmas, Faroese politics, industrial policy.

Anne Lise Kappel

Head of department
Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism

Baldur Þórhallsson

Professor in Political Science
Head of Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland

Research Interests: European Studies (European integration, EU member states, decision-making in the EU Small States in the EU), small state studies (theories, small states in Europe), comparative politics, Icelandic domestic and foreign policy and international affairs.

Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir

Professor in Environment and Natural Resources

Research interests: Energy transitions, sustainable development, ecosystem services, cost benefit analysis.

Ragnheiður Elva Þorsteinsdóttir

Head of the Faculty of Law

Research interests: European law; Public international law; Human rights; Private international law.

Ólafur Þ. Harðarson

Professor in Political Science

Research interests: Icelandic and comparative politics and election surveys.

Marit Lillian Sundet

PhD in Cultural Anthropology and Professor of Sociology at Nord University

Research Interests: international cooperation between higher educational institutions.

Anatoli Bourmistrov

Vice-Dean, Bodø Graduate School of Business

Research Interests: Artic Dialogue

Ingrid Fylling

Associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Interests: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods II

Janne Iren Paulsen Breimo

Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Interests: Social Policies in the High North

Alf Ragnar Nielssen

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Fields of expertise: Viking Age and Medieval History, Fishery history and Coast Societies, Icelandic History, Ethnic Relations/Sami History

Research Interests: Sami Society and Identity in the Present and Past