2011 Entered the doctoral program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY
2008 M.A., Sociology, University of Iceland
Concentration: Socioeconomic status and deviant behavior, Statistics.
2008 Diploma, Criminology, University of Iceland
2006 B.A., Sociology, University of Iceland
Concentration: Sociology, Delinquency, Research methods.
2006-summer Essex Summer School (UK) in Social Sci. Data Analysis and Collection
Logit and Probit Models.
2005-2011 University of Iceland
Methodology I: Social Science Research Methods
Methodology II: Introduction to Statistics
Methodology III: Multivariate Statistical Methods
Regression analysis (Master´s level course)
Research Methods in Political Science
Work Methods in Sociology
Advanced Statistics-Dep. of Nursing
Other work experience/research experience
2007-2010 Public Health Institute of Iceland
Research and Development department
2007 The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police
Research on the Icelandic stolen goods marked.
2006 School of Health Science-Faculty of Nursing (Univ. of Iceland)
Research adviser (mainly assisting the faculty with statistical analysis)
2006 The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
Research on the innovation environment in Iceland
2005 The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Research on gender in Icelandic media
2004 The City of Reykjavik Administration
Research on adolescent Youth Employment in Reykjavik
2011-June Crises and Renewal: Welfare States, Democracy, and Equality in Hard
Times. Conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Paper: Social mobility and attitudes toward the welfare state
2011-May The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology 53rd research
seminar held in Stockholm.
2010-October The XI conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik.
Paper: Welfare State Attitudes: Characteristics associated with
individual support for the welfare state.
2008-November American Society of Criminology conference held in St. Louis, Missouri.
Paper: School communities and youth crime in Iceland
2008-October The IX conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik.
Paper: Measuring youth crime
2008-August The 24th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association held in Århus,
Denmark-Violence and Conflict.
Paper: Testing social disorganization on Icelandic Youth
2008-May The Icelandic Sociology Association conference held in Reykjavik.
Paper: Rates of adolescent drug use
2008-March Rural societies in Iceland conference held in Holar, Iceland.
Paper: Can parental network decrease rates of delinquency?
2007-December The VIII conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik.
Paper: The home environment, social bonds and delinquency
2011 CUNY-Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship (ECF)
2011 The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK)
Grant for graduate studies at a U.S. university the academic year of
2008 The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK)
2008 Association of Academics in Iceland.
2008 The Icelandic Sociology Association.
2006 University of Iceland. Sociology department.
Scholarship for studying at Essex summer school
2005 The Icelandic Centre for Research.
The Icelandic Student Innovation
2004 The Icelandic Centre for Research.
The Icelandic Student Innovation
2007-2011 The Icelandic Sociology Association
Board of Directors
Thorlindsson, T., Valdimarsdottir, M., and Jonsson, S. (Forthcoming). Community social structure, social capital and adolescent smoking: A multi-level analysis. Health and Place.
Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2010). Welfare State Attitudes: Characteristics Associated with Individual Support for Governmental Redistribution. In G. Th. Jóhannesson (Ed.). Social Science Research XI (pp.196-205). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.
Valdimarsdóttir, M., et.al. (2009). Líkamsþyng og holdarfar fullorðinna Íslendinga frá 1990 til 2007 (Changes in body mass index in the Icelandic population from 1990 to 2007). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.
Valdimarsdóttir, M., Bernburg, J.G. and Thorisdottir, R. (2008). Mælingar á afbrotum unglinga (Measuring youth crime). In G.Th. Jóhannesson and H. Björnsdóttir (Ed.). Social Science Research IX (pp. 305-316). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.
Árnadóttir, J., Valdimarsdóttir, M., Jónsson, S.H. and Sigurjónsdóttir, B.. (2008). Aðferðir fólks við að hætta að reykja (Methods to quit smoking). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.
Valdimarsdóttir, M. and Bernburg, J. G.. (2007). Heimilisaðstæður, félagsleg tengsl og frávikshegðun unglinga (The home environment, social bonds and delinquency). In G.Th. Jóhannesson. Social Science Research VIII (pp. 181-188). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.
Steingrímsdóttir, L., Valdimarsdóttir, M. and Jónsson, S.H.. (2006). Allt hefur áhrif einkum við sjálf: Stöðumat í upphafi verkefnis (Everything affects us especially ourselves). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.
Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2005). (Karlar og konur í íslensku sjónvarpi: fréttir (Study of Gender in Icelandic media). Reykjavík: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Björnsdóttir, A. and Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2004). Nýjar leiðir í atvinnumálum ungs fólks (Youth Employment). Reykjavík: VUF.