EDDA – Research Center at the University of Iceland is an interdisciplinary center in critical contemporary research, with emphasis on (in)equality and difference; societal and political ruptures politics; the welfare state; and security and development. 

The Democratic Constitutional Design Podcast

The persistent lack of trust in politics and politicians in many well-established democracies has led to increased calls for new and meaningful ways for citizens to participate in democratic decision-making beyond elections. The Democratic Constitutional Design (DCD)...

SOGIE workshop

People who flee persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression (SOGIE) constitute a particularly vulnerable group of migrants in both asylum and integration processes. On October 11-12, the GEST programme launched a two-day workshop...


EDDA – Research Center promotes research projects and publications that align with the center’s research program.



Featured events


Gendering Transformations (28.10.2021 - 31.10.2021, Taipei )

The National Central Library of Taiwan, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Taiwanese Feminist Scholars Association organize a conference on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national a...



10-Year Anniversary Seminar in Nairobi

This week on December 16-18, the GEST Programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Nairobi in collaboration with the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) and the Kenya National...