Presenters: Guðmundur Oddsson and Andrew Paul Hill, University of Akureyri, Iceland, and Thoroddur Bjarnason, University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, Iceland
Guðmundur Oddsson is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri. His research focuses on social control, deviance, and class inequality, particularly the subjective dimensions of class. He has published in journals such as Acta Sociologica, Current Sociology, and The Sociological Quarterly and is the lead author of a chapter in The Making of a Police Officer: Comparative Perspectives on Police Education and Recruitment published by Routledge in 2020.
Andrew Paul Hill is Assistant Professor of Police Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri. His research interests include police education, ethical police practice, equality and diversity in the workplace, and adult dyslexia in the professions. His publications include an article arguing for police and probation officers to complete an extended period in Higher Education as preparation for practice. He co-authored a chapter in The Making of a Police Officer: Comparative Perspectives on Police Education and Recruitment published by Routledge in 2020.
Thoroddur Bjarnason is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics at the University of Iceland and Research Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri. His research primarily focuses on rural issues and regional development, and his recent publications include articles on social mobility and tolerance published in Ethnic and Racial Studies (2019) and Population, Space and Place (2020, 2021), school bullying, sexual orientation and adolescent migration intentions in Culture, Health and Sexuality (2020) and Population, Space and Place (2021) and book chapters on the myth of the immobile rural (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and changing ruralities in Icelandic cinema (Routledge, 2021).
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