Staff and Management

The board of the SSRI is appointed for three years. In it there are the deans of the three faculties that the institution belongs to. In addition, the board consists of three additional members that are elected by the faculties, two from the Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics and one from the Faculty of Political Science.


The project managers at SSRI have university degrees in social sciences, e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, gender studies, and political sciences and have vast experience in conducting research.

SSRI's staff

Ari Klængur Jónsson Project manager 5254509 arijonsson [at]
Árni Bragi Hjaltason Project manager 5255183 arnibragi [at]
Ásdís A. Arnalds Project manager 5255493 aaa1 [at]
Guðbjörg Andrea Jónsdóttir Director 5254163 gudbjorg [at]
Guðbjört Guðjónsdóttir Project manager 5255437 gudbjort [at]
Guðlaug Júlía Sturludóttir Project manager 5254544 gjs [at]
Guðný Bergþóra Tryggvadóttir Project manager 5255467 gudny [at]
Guðný Gústafsdóttir Project manager 5254164 gudnyg [at]
Helgi Guðmundsson Project manager 5254167 heg [at]
Inga Rún Sæmundsdóttir Project manager, on leave 5255493 ingarun [at]
Karl Sigurðsson Project manager 5254545 karsig [at]
María Lovísa Guðjónsdóttir Head interviewer 5255440 marialg [at]
Ólöf Júlíusdóttir Project manager 5255440 olofj [at]
Sindri Baldur Sævarsson Project manager 5254161 sindribaldur [at]
Stefán Þór Gunnarsson Project manager 5254161 stefanthor [at]
Ævar Þórólfsson Project manager 5254160 at [at]

PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

Arnar Már Búason Post-doctoral researcher arnarmar [at]
Arndís Bergsdóttir Post-doctoral researcher arndisbergs [at]
Christopher W. E. Crocker Post-doctoral researcher cwe [at]
Eliona Gjecaj PhD student eliona [at]
Eva Þórdís Ebenezersdóttir PhD student ethe3 [at]
Guðrún Svavarsdóttir PhD student gudrunsvavars [at]
Haraldur Þór Hammer Haraldsson PhD student hthh3 [at]
Heiður Hrund Jónsdóttir PhD student hhj [at]
Hjördís Harðardóttir Post-doctoral researcher hjordish [at]
Kristjana Baldursdóttir PhD student krb10 [at]
Luke Field Post-doctoral researcher luke [at]
Megan Lee Christiana Smith PhD student mlc8 [at]
Sólveig Ólafsdóttir PhD student solveig [at]
Yoav Tirosh Post-doctoral researcher yot2 [at]