Jón Haukur Ingimundarson is senior scientist at the Stefansson Arctic Institute and associate professor of anthropology and arctic studies at the University of Akureyri. With a PhD in cultural anthropology and social history from the University of Arizona (1995), Jón Haukur Ingimundarson is deputy director at the Stefansson Arctic Institute. His research interests include the political ecology of medieval to early modern Iceland, as well as present-day arctic human development, agriculture, food security and impacts of globalization and climate change. Jón Haukur is co-leader of the project Arctic Youth and Sustainable Futures, research partner in the REXSAC Nordic Centre of Excellence and the EU-Horizon 2020 project NUNATARYUK, and Co-PI of the international transdisciplinary research project Reflections of Change: The Natural World in Literary and Historical Sources from Iceland ca. AD 800 to 1800 (2017-2020) funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. Jón Haukur was Congress Convener of the 7th Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VII, Akureyri 2011) and among the lead organizers of the conference Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges (Akureyri, 2014), sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Arctic Council. In addition to teaching courses in anthropology, ethnographic methods and polar law, Jón Haukur is coordinator for the undergraduate arctic studies courses that are delivered at University of Akureyri under the auspices of the University of the Arctic, from which he received the biennial Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011.
Dr. Jon Haukur Ingimundarson
Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute
& Associate Professor, University of Akureyri
Borgir, Nordurslod, IS-600 Akureyri, Iceland
Tel: +354 460 8982 ; +354 862 0477
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