Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir is a Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland. Her main fields of research include transformations in fishing communities in Iceland, gender, work, mobility, integration processes and transnationalism. Her primary research in recent years has been concerned with diverse aspects of the international employment-related geographical mobility of Poles and Filipinos to Iceland.
As a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership Unnur will bring an international perspective to the project and will collaborate with other On the Move researchers to compare aspects of her research in Iceland with employment-related migration in Canada. In order to do so she will also visit field sites in Canada and will work in collaboration with the Nova Scotia team.
Skaptadóttir Unnur Dís, Eydal, Guðný Björk and Hilma H. Sigurðardóttir (2012). Innflytjendur og velferðarkerfið (Immigrants and the welfare system). In Þróun Velferðarinnar 1988-2008. Guðný Björk Eydal and Stefán Ólafsson (eds.). Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun HÍ.
Skaptadóttir, U. D. (2011). The context of Polish immigration and integration in Iceland. In Butyta-Budzynska, M. (ed.). Integration or Assimilation? Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.
Skaptadóttir, U. D. (2010). Integration and transnational practices of Filipinos in Iceland. E-migrinter, 5, 36-45.
Skaptadóttir, U. D. and Wojtynska, A. (2008). Labour Migrants Negotiating Places and Engagements. In J. O. Bærenholdt and B. Granås (eds.). Mobility and Place. Enacting Northern European Periphery (pp 115 – 126). Aldershot: Ashgate.