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 grantees 2019/2020

Fulbright fellows

Erna Vala Arnardóttir

Project: PhD in Musical Arts. Specializing in classical piano performance, with emphasis on classical, early and late romantic repertoire

Host institution: University of Southern California
Home institution: Icelandic University of the Arts

Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson

Project: MA in Education. Technology, school development and innovation in our educational system.

Host institution: Stanford University
Home institution: University of Iceland

Kristján Páll Guðmundsson

Project: MA in History. Contemporary U.S. history with a focus on both political and diplomatic history

Host institution: Columbia University
Home institution: University of Iceland

Sóley Kaldal

Project: MA in Global Affairs. International affairs with specialized interest in government and security studies

Host institution: Yale University
Home institution: University of Iceland

Summer institute

Lenya Rún Taha Karim

Subject: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Host institution: University of Tennessee
Home institution: University of Iceland

EducationUSA Academy

Elísa Sverrisdóttir

Subject: College preparation summer program

Host institution: St. Cloud State University
Home Institution: The Commercial College of Iceland

Katrín Ósk Einarsdóttir

Subject: College preparation summer program

Host institution: University of Wisconsin
Home institution: Reykjavik School of Education

Fulbright scholars

Dr. Árni Heimir Ingólfsson

Project: Research in Music Studies. Sacred Singing in Iceland and its Sources, 1500–1700

Host institution: Yale University
Home institution: Icelandic University of the Arts

Dr. Gísli Kort Kristófersson

Project: Psychiatric Nursing. Mindfulness and mental health: design and application

Host institution: University of Minnesota
Home institution: University of Akureyri

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Grant

Dr. Lára Jóhannsdóttir

Project: Artic Research. Sustainable Economies Theme Group, research project focused on the role of non-life insurance companies

Host institution: Dartmouth College, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine 
Home institution: University of Iceland

US grantees 2019/2020

US Students

Joshua Rivers

Project: PhD in Anthropology. Caretaking of Cyberspace: CCP Games & Symbiosis in EVE Online

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tiffany White

Project: PhD in Language and Literature. The Demonization of Nature in Medieval Iceland: An Exploration of the Roots of Our Modern

Host institution: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Home institution: University of California, Berkeley

Research grant Fulbright and NSF in the field of Arctic Research

Adam Zimmer

Project: PhD in Anthropology. Understanding Inequality through Icelandic Anatomical Collections

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Greta Wells

Project: PhD in Geography. Reconstructing Glacial Lake Outburst Floods along the Hvítá River and Gullfoss

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Texas at Austin

Fulbright and Árni Magnússon Institute in Icelandic studies grant in

Nicholas Borbely

Project: BA. Ministry of Culture and Education Grant - Study of Icelandic as a Second Language

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: Beloit College

US Scholars

Fulbright-scholar

Dr. Jonathan Wilcox

Project: Viking-Age North-Sea Culture: Exploring Medieval Connections between Iceland and England

Home institution: University of Iowa

Dr. Mary Hendrickson

Project: Applying a Sustainable Development Frame to Teaching Sustainable Agriculture in Iceland

Home institution: University of Missouri

Dr. Barry Zellen

Project: Arctic Sovereignty: Models for Independent Indigenous Polities

Host institution: University of Akureyri
Home institution: Georgetown University

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar

Dr. Lauren Fields

Project: Fisheries Management: Iceland and the Central Arctic Ocean Agreement

Host institution: University of Akureyri
Home institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grants

Dr. Adam Booth

Project: Geology: Controls on catastrophic bedrock landslide occurrence in northern Iceland

Host institution: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Home institution: Portland State University

Dr. Darren Larsen

Project: Geology. Quantifying the relative roles of climate and human activity in driving landscape dynamics and ecosystem changes in the Icelandic highlands during the Holocene

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Colorado

Dr. Michael Whitney

Project: Oceanography. Icelandic River Influences on Coastal and Open Ocean Waters

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Connecticut

Dr. Skylar Young-Bayer

Project: Fisheries. The Recovery of a Fishery Collapse: An Analysis of Reproduction and Recruitment in a Once Thriving Iceland Scallop Population

Host institution: Marine and Freshwater Research Institute
Home institution: University of Maine

Dr. Russell Lansford

Project: Conservation and assisted reproduction using Atlantic Puffin germline stem cells

Host institution: University of Southern California

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Scholar in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Derek Doran

Project: Computer Science. Innovating Data Science and Cyber-security training

Host institution: University of Reykjavík
Home institution: Wright State University

Dr. Steve Chiu

Project: Engineering. Holistic Pedagogy and Research for Cyber-Physical Systems and Critical Infrastructure - A Smart Grid Perspective

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: Idaho State University

Fulbright Specialists

Dr. Anna Gotlib

Project: Political Science. How We Come To Be: Identity, Narrative, Memory, and Trauma

Host institution: University of Iceland
Home institution: The City University of New York

Dr. Dennis Riege

Project: Environmental Science. Training in Scientific Writing in English

Host institution: The Agricultural University of Iceland
Home institution: University of Maryland

Dr. Jonathan Trent

Project: Environmental Science. Global food, water & energy security - NE Iceland as a model

Host institution: University of Akureyri
Home institution: University of California, Santa Cruz

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