Margret Valdimarsdottir

mvaldimarsdottir@gc.cuny.edu

Education                                

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.

 

 

Teaching experience

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

 

Presentations

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.

                         Commenter.

                                                    

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

 

 

Grants

2011                         CUNY-Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship (ECF)

 

2011                    The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK)                  

                            Travel grant

 

2010                            Fulbright

                             Grant for graduate studies at a U.S. university the academic year of

2011-2012.

 

2008                          The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK)      

                                    Travel grant

 

2008                                Association of Academics in Iceland.

                                   Research grant  

 

2008                             The Icelandic Sociology Association.

                              Research grant

 

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

 

Professional affiliation

2007-2011                     The Icelandic Sociology Association

                               Board of Directors

 

Publications

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.