Work experience

2014-2018 Head of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland.
2017 Leverhulme Visiting Professor, School of Law, Centre for Small States at the Queen Mary University of London
From July 2014 Head of Faculty of Political Science, School of Social Science, University of Iceland
Fall 2013

From 2013

'Class of 1955' Visiting Professor of International Studies at Williams College (MA, USA)
Programme and Research Director at the Centre for Small State Studies | Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland
2012-2014 Deputy Head of Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
2009-2013 Alternate Member of Parliament (Alþingi) for the Social Democratic Alliance
From 2008 Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
From 2006 Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
2011-2013 Member of the Board of the Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Small State Studies, University of Iceland
Spring 2011 Visiting scholar at the Centre d'études européennes, within Sciences Po, Paris, France
Spring 2010 Visiting Professor at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
2001 -2015 Member of the Board of the Unit of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
From 2003 Director of the Summer School for Small State Studies
From 2006 Created and supervision of the Graduate Programme in International Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
From 2008 Member of the Board of Icelandic Student Services (Félagsstofnun Stúdenta) , a representative of the University of Iceland
From 2009 Created and supervision of the Graduate Programme in European Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
From 2009 Member of the Board of Editors of the academic journal Halduskultuur-Administrative Culture. Published by the Department of Public Administration at the Tallin University of Techonlicy, Estonia
From 2009 Member of the Board of Editors of the academic journal Island Studies Journal. Published by the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
From 2015, 2009-2002 Member of the Board of the Institute for Public Management and Politics, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland
2008-2010 Deputy Head of the Faculty of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
2006-2008 Member of the Board of the Icelandic Centre of Asian Studies (ASÍS), University of Iceland and University of Akureyri
2001-2008 Member of University General Forum, University of Iceland
Spring 2008 Visiting scholar at the Centre d'études européennes, within Sciences Po, Paris, France
Spring 2005 Visiting scholar at the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford University, United States
Summer '04/'05 Teacher at Bifröst School of Business, Iceland
2002-2006 Associate-Professor of Political Science, University of Iceland
2002-2004 Chairman of the Board of the Icelandic Human Rights Office
2001-2004 Chairman of the Committee on Equal Rights, University of Iceland
2001-2002 Member of the Board of the Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland
2001-2002 Member of the Board of the Icelandic Human Rights Office
Summer '01 Lecturer Part-Time, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2000-2002 Assistant-Professor of Political Science, University of Iceland
2000-2002 Head of the Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
Summer '97 A research fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Bergen, Norway
1997 Member of the Board of 'Samtökin 78' the national organisation of lesbians and gay men in Iceland
1996-2005 Member of the Board of Nordic International Studies Association (NISA)
1996-2002 Chairman of the Board of the Innovative Fund for Students (Nýsköpunarsjóður námsmanna)
1996-1997 Member of the Board of the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Science, University of Iceland
1996-1997 Member of the Board of the Association of Political Scientists in Iceland
1996 Member of a Committe in the Ministry of Education which made information society policy for public institutions in Iceland
1996 Teaching at the Institute for Continuing Education, University of Iceland
1996 Research projects for the Red Cross in Iceland
1995-2004 Vice-Member of the Greenland Fund
1995-2000 Part time Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
1995-1999 Vice-Member of the Board of the Co-operative University in Iceland
1994-1995 Teacher Assistant at the Department of Government, University of Essex
1991-1992 Editor of Háskólinn/Stúdentafréttir (The University/Magazine of Students), publisher the Students’ Union, University of Iceland
1990-1992 A member of the editorial board of ‘Suðurland’, a newspaper in the south of Iceland
1990-1991 Editor of 'Vökublaðið' a newpaper of a student association, University of Iceland
1990 Editor of ‘Suðurland’, a newspaper in the south of Iceland