Anna Karlsdóttir, PhD, is an assistant professor in Human Geography and Tourism Studies at the University of Iceland. As a co-investigator with On the Move, Anna will be looking at employment-related geographical mobility in the tourism service sector. She will conduct research in the “Golden Circle” – the most frequently visited tourist route in Iceland – mapping the mobility of temporary labourers involved in the tourism industry. The data collected will be both qualitative and quantitative, and will link to her ongoing research on impacts of cruise tourism. The primary focus of Anna’s On the Move research will be youth labour, but will also include temporary foreign workers, and males and females engaged in various professional and managerial jobs within the tourism service industry. Links will be made between Anna’s research in Iceland and similar Canadian-based On the Move research, including research looking at youth employed in the tourist corridor along the Trans Canada Highway from Golden, British Columbia to Canmore, Alberta – an area which covers three national parks. Anna will join researchers in the field in Canada at a later stage of the overall project.
Karlsdóttir, A. (2013). Aftermath of Growth in Reykjavik Capital Region – Land-use and values inherent in Icelandic Urbanization. Proceedings of the First International Conference of Urbanization in the Arctic, NordRegio, Stockholm.
Júlíusdóttir, M., Skaptadóttir, U.D., & Karlsdóttir, A. (2013). “Gendered Migration in Turbulent Times in Iceland.” Norwegian Journal of Geography. Forthcoming.
Karlsdóttir, Anna and Ingólfsdóttir, Auður H. (2011). “Gendered outcome of socio-economic restructuring. A tale from a rural village in Iceland.” In Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 19(3), 163-181.
Karlsdóttir, A. (2011). In or Out of Place? Women and Coastal Community Transition under Privatization Regimes in Iceland. PhD Dissertation. Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change/ENSPAC, Roskilde University, Denmark.
Fay, G. & Karlsdóttir, A. (2011). “Developing an Arctic Tourism Observation System.” Polar Geography. 34(1-2), 63-86.
Benediktsson, K and Karlsdóttir, A. (2011). “Thanks for all that Fish? Post-crash Iceland and regional development”. In Europan Urban and Regional Studies, 18: 228-233.
Anna Karlsdóttir’s website