Anna Karlsdóttir, PhD, is an associate professor in Human Geography and Tourism Studies at the University of Iceland on leave of absence while acting as a Senior research fellow of Nordregio ( a Nordic council of ministers research institution on regional development and planning), until 2023. As a co-investigator with On the Move, Anna looked at employment-related geographical mobility in the tourism service sector as well as vulnerable young peoples possibilities to be reintroduced into education, employment or training and associated spatial disparities. The primary focus of Anna’s On the Move research has been on youth labour, but did also include temporary foreign workers, and males and females engaged in various professional and managerial jobs within the tourism service industry and other occupations within rural areas of the Nordic countries. 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 joined researchers in the field in Canada during the project, both Angele Smith from UNBC and Nicole Power from Memorial University.
Karlsdóttir, A., Sigurjónsdóttir, H.R., Heleniak, T., & Cuadrado, A. (2020). Learning to live in a new country – everyday social integration. Civil society & Integration. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers Nord, ISSN 0903-7004; 2020:036
James, L., Smed Olsen, L., & Karlsdóttir, A. (2020). Sustainability and cruise tourism in the Arctic: Stakeholder perspectives from Ísafjörður, Iceland & Qaqortoa, Greenland, Journal of Sustainable Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1745213
Karlsdóttir, A., Heleniak, T., & Kull, M. (2020). Chapter 2. BIRTHS, CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, in Grunfelder, J., Norlén, G., Randall, L., & Sanchez Gassen, N.(eds.) STATE OF THE NORDIC REGION 2020, Nordic Council of Ministers, NORD 2020:001, 28-40.
Chamber, C., Einarsson, N., & Karlsdóttir, A. (2020). Small-Scale Fisheries in Iceland: Local Voices and Global Complexities in Pascual Fernandés, J.J., Pita, C.B.m & Bavinck, M. (eds.)(2019), Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: Status, resilience and governance, Chapter 16. Springer.
Karlsdóttir, A (ed.) Cuadrado,A., Gaini, F., Jungsberg, L., and Ormstrup Vestergård, L. (2019). ENABLING VULNERABLE YOUTH IN RURAL AREAS not in education, employment or training, NORDREGIO REPORT 2019:8
Nilsson, A.E., Carson, M., Cost, D.S., Forbes, B.C., Haavisto, R., Karlsdottir, A., Nymand Larsen, J., Paasche, Ø., Sarkki, S., Vammen Larsen, S., and Pelyasov, A. (2019). Towards improved participatory scenario methodologies in the Arctic, Polar Geography 42(3)
Karlsdóttir, A, Rispling, L, Norén, G & Randall, L;(Eds). (2018) State of the Nordic Region 2018 – Immigration and Integration Edition. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.
Karlsdóttir, A, Randall, L & Norén, G, (2018). Towards Inclusive Nordic Labour Markets, 74-86. In Grönfelder, J., Rispling, L., & Norlén, G. (Eds.)(2018). State of the Nordic Region 2018. Nord2018:001, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.
Randall, L., & Karlsdóttir, A (2018). Education in an Evolving Economic Landscape, 88-99. In Grönfelder, J., Rispling, L., & Norlén, G. (Eds.)(2018). State of the Nordic Region 2018. Nord2018:001, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.
Anna Karlsdóttir’s website