The Center seeks to stimulate critical new thinking and methodological innovation. As a forum for social and political critique, EDDA’s research agenda relies on a variety of scholarly approaches and theories in sociology, gender studies, history, literary criticism, geography, political science, philosophy, and cultural studies.
EDDA has forged research partnerships with a number of academic institutes, networks, and government ministries. The Center awards research grants, hosts visiting scholars, and organizes academic conferences, workshops, symposia and lectures on topics related to its research activities. Apart from their academic contributions, EDDA’s researchers have had a significant impact on policy debate, formulation and implementation, assuming government advisory roles and writing reports for domestic and international organizations.
Valur IngimundarsonProfessor of Contemporary History at the University of Iceland and the Chair of the Steering Board
Anna KarlsdóttirSenior Research Fellow at Nordregio – Nordic Centre for Spatial Development
Stefán ÓlafssonProfessor of Sociology at the University of Iceland
Elín Björk JóhannsdóttirProject Manager
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