Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir / Anna Wojtynska

West Fjord’s global villages: home or work place?
This lecture will examine how immigrants who have moved to the West fjords evaluate their sense of belonging due to migration experiences. Analyzing transnational practices that tie migrant to two places; that of their origin and of their destination. How has the move to a new place influenced their identities and sense of belonging?

Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Iceland. She has done research in fishery villages in Iceland and is currently involved in research on immigrant issues.

Anna Wojtynska is a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of Iceland. She is studying Polish migrants in Iceland, with focus on the fishing industry.