Sigrún Valsdóttir

PhD student

Research interests Migration and transnationalism

Sigrún is a third-year PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology pursuing a joint international doctorate at the University of Iceland and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her PhD advisors are Miranda Lubbers and Kristin Loftsdóttir. She investigates how migrants from Spain residing in Iceland use social media to connect with locals and transnational relationships, and how these connections affect their sense of belonging. For this research, she has conducted ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative interviews in Iceland and Spain. She holds a predoctoral grant of the University of Iceland.