Current Fulbrighters

This list showcases Fulbright Iceland grantees for the current fiscal year. Below you will find some basic information about them and their projects. Please note that additional names may be added as the year progresses.

Icelandic Students

Bjarki Þórsson

LL.M. - Master of Law

Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Guðný Ragna Ragnarsdóttir

LL.M. - Master of Law

Columbia Law School, Columbia University

Herdís Ásta Pálsdóttir

M.Sc. Applied Behavioral Analysis

California State University, Sacramento

Jón Kristinn Einarsson

M.A. European History

Columbia University

Nökkvi Dan Elliðason

M.Sc. Statistics and Data Science

Yale University

Theodóra Listalín Þrastardóttir

M.A. Arts Management

Carnegie Mellon University

Icelandic Scholars

Fulbright Arctic Initiative III Scholar Award

Dr. Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir

Research Theme: Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing Environment
Research Project: Sustainable Circumpolar Development

Host: TBD
Home: Agricultural University of Iceland

Dr. Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

Research Theme: Arctic Security and Cooperation
Research Project: Arctic Security as an Everyday, Lived Experience

Host: National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Home: University of Iceland

U.S. Students

Fulbright Student Grants

Jillian Hemler Galloway

Research Project: The Effects of Changing Ocean Conditions on Atlantic Puffin Breeding Patterns

Host: South Iceland Research Centre
Home Institution: Bowdoin College

Tyler John Gogal

Project: MS Program in Environmental Engineering Study and Research

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Northeastern University

Fulbright-MoE Grant for Studies in Icelandic as a Second Language

Adam Flint Taylor

Project: Icelandic as a Second Language

Host: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Home Institution: At large

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grant

Robyn Angela Barrow

PhD Research Project: Ecologies of Art-Making in Medieval Iceland

Host: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Home Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Paul Castagno

Research Project: Sea-Ice Meltwater Productivity in the Denmark and Fram Straits

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: At large

Olivia Wynne Houck

PhD Research Project: Route 1: A Trans-North Atlantic History

Host: University of Iceland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

U.S. Scholars

Fulbright-Scholars

Dr. Ashley Byock

Project: Teaching African-American Literature and Culture in a Trans-Atlantic Enironment

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Edgewood College

Dr. Evan Dean

Project: Facilitating Student-Directed Learning through Coaching, Mentorship, and Research

Host: University of Akureyri
Home Institution: University of Kansas

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grants

Dr. Jan Marie Fritz

Project: Iceland's Implementation of Essential Policies: The Central Inclusion of Women and Girls and Addressing Climate Change

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Cincinnati

Dr. Eric Johnson

Project: Researching Mobile Tenancy and Consumer Revolution in 19th Century Iceland

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Harvard University

Fulbright-NSF Scholar in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Meghan McGrath

Project: Teaching and Researching, Designing Cyber-Security for Regional Models of Trust

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: IBM

MFA Arctic Scholars

Dr. Christina Goethel

Project: Teaching International Scientific and Societal Collaborations from a Pan-Arctic Perspective

Host: University of Akureyri
Home Institution: Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Dr. Nicole Gatto

Project: Is Vitamin D Associated with Parkinson's Disease Risk in a Population with Low Sunlight Exposure?

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Claremont Graduate University

Folkloristics

Dr. JoAnn Conrad

Project: Teaching Folklore and Folkloristics

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Diablo Valley College

Polar Law

Dr. Elizabeth Mendenhall

Project: Teaching and Researching Iceland's Role in Developing the International Law of the Sea

Host: University of Akureyri
Home Institution: University of Rhode Island

Fulbright Specialist Program

Jeannie Fox

Business Administration / Project: Advanced Training for Non-Profit Managers in Iceland

Host: University of Iceland Faculty of Political Science/Faculty of Social Work
Home Institution: Hamline University School of Business

Benjamin Baruch Olshin

Political Science / Project: The Search for Meaning in East and West

Host: University of Iceland Philosophy Department
Home Institution: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Rob Thomas Guerrette

Fulbright Specialist Project

Host: University of Akureyri

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