Icelandic Scholar Presents at WCW
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2004
Gudny Gudbjörnsdóttir, professor of education on the faculty of social sciences at the University of Iceland, was the speaker at the November 18th meeting of the Lunchtime Seminar Series. Gudbjörnsdóttir, who has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Leeds in England and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College, presented "What Now? Theoretical and Practical Issues in Gender Education Research." In addition to her research, writing, and political and practical work in Icelandic schools on gender-equitable education, Professor Gudbjörnsdóttir helped to found the Women's Alliance, the all-woman Icelandic political party, in 1982. She served in the Icelandic Parliament from 1991 to 1995 as an alternate for the Women's Alliance for the Reykjavik district. In 2000, she was a founding member of another new political party, Samfylkingn, a merger of the Women's Alliance, the Social Democrats, and the Social Alliance.