Irma Erlingsdóttir

Irma Erlingsdóttir, Head of the Center for Gender Research (RIKK) and Director of EDDA – Center of Excellence as well as GEST, a UN gender equality studies programme for students from developing and post-conflict countries; and Associate Professor of French Contemporary Literature at the University of Iceland.
E-mail: irma@hi.is

Irma Erlingsdóttir is an Associate Professor of French Contemporary Literature at the University of Iceland. She also heads the following university programs: The Center for Gender Research (RIKK), EDDA – Center of Excellence in Critical Contemporary Research and GEST, a UN gender equality studies programme for students from developing and post-conflict countries. She has led several large-scale academic projects in the fields of gender studies, globalization, contemporary politics and critical theory. She studied at Sorbonne University, Vincennes University and Paul Valéry University in France. She has a Ph.D. from Sorbonne University. As a specialist in contemporary French literature, gender, and philosophy, she has published articles and book chapters in these fields. She is currently completing a monograph on the work of French writer Hélène Cixous with a special reference to the emancipatory aspects of art and transformative politics. She is also working on a cultural critique project on the implications of the 2008 economic and political crisis in Iceland.

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