Helga Ögmundardóttir

PhD-candidate at the Universtity of Uppsala, Sweden, and a researcher at the Institute of sustainable development, University of Iceland.

Doktorsnemi við Háskólann í Uppsölum í Svíþjóð og rannsóknarmaður við Stofnun Sæmundar fróða.

Helga Ögmundardóttir is a PhD-candidate in cultural anthropology at the Universtity of Uppsala, Sweden, and a researcher at the Institute of sustainable development, University of Iceland. Her former and current research-fields are: Icelandic immigrants in North-America in the 19th and 20th centuries, with focus on their contact with the indigenous populations there; human-nature interaction in Icelandic coastal areas in a historical perspective, with focus on the rise and fall of the herring-fisheries in the 20th c.; traditional and modern land-use in the Icelandic highland, with focus on commons management; energy- and technology-transitions in a social and cultural perspective, with focus on energy- and fuel-transitions in Iceland in the 20th c. and in the future.

Helga was born in Neskaupstaður, in the Eastfjords, but lives in Reykjavík.

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Icelandic immigrants in North-America in the 19th and 20th centuries, with focus on their contact with the indigenous populations there; human-nature interaction in Icelandic coastal areas in a historical perspective, with focus on the rise and fall of the herring-fisheries in the 20th c.; traditional and modern land-use in the Icelandic highland, with focus on commons management; energy- and technology-transitions in a social and cultural perspective, with focus on energy- and fuel-transitions in Iceland in the 20th c. and in the future.

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