Annadís G. Rúdólfsdóttir and Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir, both of whom are Associate Professors at the School of Education, University of Iceland, have been awarded research area development grants by the EDDA Center. They will cover a six-month salary of two doctoral students: Freyja Haraldsdóttir and Eva Harðardóttir.

Freyja Haraldsdóttir works on a PhD project titled “Dis/abled Motherhoods in Neoliberal Times: Intersections of Disability, Gender and Class.” It focuses on two things: normative ideas about motherhood facing disabled women, when they want to become  – or continue to be – mothers; and the lived experiences of disabled women in Iceland in relation to motherhood, with a special emphasis on multiple oppressions on the grounds of gender, class and disability.

Eva Harðardóttir‘s project – “Forced Youth Migration in Iceland: Social Integration and Educational Inclusion for Developing Conceptions of Citizenship“ – aims to map the ways refugee youth in Iceland perceive educational, socio-economic and cultural challenges as forms of inclusion or exclusion, how they develop new notions of citizenship and what role policy and practice play in challenging or confirming their experiences and perceptions.