Ólafur Rastrick, PhD, Cultural historian, Professor of European Ethnology, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a cultural historian specialising in the fields of cultural heritage and modern Iceland. I earned a PhD from the Department of History at the University of Iceland in 2012 and have held a post at the Department of Folklore, Ethnology and Museum studies since 2014. During my studies I was much into postcolonial and poststructuralist theory, the theoretical grounding of my doctoral dissertation on Icelandic cultural politics of early 20th century devised around the Foucauldian notion of governmentality. Teaching and researching in areas of critical heritage studies, body culture, subculture and everyday life my current research focuses on sensory encounters in the urban landscape and people place-relations in context of the tangible heritage of the urban space. I am currently Head of Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics at the University of Iceland.