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

Fulbright student Grant

Hanna Þráinsdóttir

M.A. Media, Culture and Communication

Host: New York University
Home Institution: Georgian Court University

Helgi Sigtryggsson

M.Sc. Computer Science

Host: Carnegie Mellon University
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir

M.Sc. Survey and Data Science

Host: University of Michigan
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Unnur Elfa Hallsteinsdóttir

LL.M. Master of Law

Host: University of California, Los Angeles
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Þórhildur Þórsdóttir

M.A. History

Host: Columbia University
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher Grant

Orri Smárson

Child Psychology
Research Project: Functional impairment in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Host: Baylor University
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Sigurður Björnsson

Energy Economics
Research Project: Complementaries between geothermal resources and hydropower

Host: University of Washington, Seattle and University of California, Berkeley
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Sóllilja Bjarnadóttir

Environmental Sociology
Research Project: How different kinds of trust affect the public’s support for environmental policies: A cross-national quantitative analysis

Host: Harvard University
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Icelandic Scholars

Icelandic Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Hera Guðlaugsdóttir

Geology
Research Project: Long-Term Climate Impacts after Major High-Latitude and Equatorial Eruptions

Host: University of California, Irvine
Home Institution: University of Iceland

Fulbright Arctic Initiative III Scholar Grant

Dr. Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir

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

Host: University of Washington, Seattle
Home Institution: Agricultural University of Iceland

Dr. Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

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

Host: University of Colorado Boulder
Home Institution: University of Iceland

U.S. Students

Fulbright Student Grant

Bethany Bronkema

Research Project: Life Cycle Assessment of Iceland's Aluminum Production Process using Inert Metal Anodes

Host: Reykjavik University
Home Institution: Swarthmore College

Sydney Fox

Research Project: Atmospheric Fallout of Microplastics: Procedures for Collection and Analysis of Samples

Host: Reykjavik University
Home Institution: California State University-Fresno

Brittaney Key

Project: M.A Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Planning in Rural and Remote Communities

Host: University Centre of the Westfjords
Home Institution: University of California-Davis

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

Erik Maher

Project: Icelandic as a Second Language - Literary Self-Identities in Old Norse and Modern Icelandic

Host: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Home Institution: Rice University

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grant

Meghan Orman

PhD Research Project: Developing Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors in Early Childhood

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Pittsburgh

U.S. Scholars

Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Kirk Hoppe

Project: Teaching Africa in Iceland

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Illinois Chicago

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grant

Dr. Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir

Project: Iceland in the Arctic: Evolution of Arctic Policy and its Impact on Priorities in the Arctic Council

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Bates College

Dr. Tenley Banik

Project: Exploring Connections Between Bedrock Geology and Atlantic Cod Populations in the Westfjords

Host: Research Centre of the Westfjords
Home Institution: Illinois State University

Dr. Wanda Gregory

Project: Empathic Computing - Mental Health and Wellness

Host: Reykjavik University
Home Institution: University of Washington-Bothell

Fulbright-NSF Distinguished Scholar Grant in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Rakesh Verma

Project: E-Guard: Evaluating and Reducing Cyber Risk

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Houston

Fulbright-MFA Arctic Scholar Grant

Dr. Cayla Rosché

Project: Icelandic Lyric Diction and Repertoire

Host: Iceland University of the Arts
Home Institution: Edgewood College

Iceland-U.S. Educational Commission Scholar Grant

Dr. Paul Muench

Project: Kierkegaard's Ironic Socrates

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Montana

Fulbright Arctic Initiative III Scholar Grant

Dr. Jessica Graybill

Research Theme: Community Dimensions of Health
Research Project: Wellbeing and Resilience of the New(est) Northerners: Ukrainian Refugee Experiences in Iceland

Host: The University of Iceland
Home Institution: Colgate University

Fulbright Specialist Program

Dr. Merrie Kaas

Public Health / Project: Master's program in Advance practice Psych Mental Health

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Minnesota

Bridget Burger

Education / Project: STEM Húsavík: A community-based STEM network

Host: Húsavík Academic Center
Home Institution: Cape Cod Community College

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