Books and Publications

Seawomen of Iceland

Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge

University of Washington Press: Seattle  (2016, Finalist Washington State Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction)
“Contributes a new and fresh understanding of Icelandic fishing culture. This is a captivating read due to the breadth of knowledge the author conveys through her personal style.” – Niels Einarsson, author of Culture, Conflict, and Crises in the Icelandic Fisheries: Anthropological Studies of People, Policy, and Marine Resources in the North Atlantic Arctic

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Dance Lest We All Fall Down

Dance Lest We All Fall Down: Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond

University of  Washington Press: Seattle 2011
“A highly personal, beautifully written, and theoretically sophisticated ethnography of modern connections in Brazil’s northeast that focuses on the successes as well as the shortcomings of non-governmental institutions and contemporary means of addressing social inequality.” – John Collins, Anthropology, City University of New York

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Taboo: Identity, Sexuality and Erotic Subjectivity in Anthropological Fieldwork
with D. Kulick

Routledge: London 1995
Taboo looks at the ethnographer and sexuality in anthropological fieldwork and considers the many roles that sexuality plays in the anthropological production of knowledge and texts. 

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Selected Articles:
2014. “Resilience in Rural Iceland,” (with B. Gunnlaugsdóttir) in E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Pálsson (Eds.), Gambling Debt: Iceland’s Struggle with the New World Order, University of Colorado Press: Boulder
2013. “Icelandic Fisher Women’s Experience: Implications, Social Change, and Fisheries Policy,” in Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, online April. Pp. 1–26.
2013. “Um Kletta og Klungur í Framandi Landi (About Craigs and Clambering in a Foriegn Land)” (translated by P. D. Kristinsdóttir), in Útivera:Tímarit um Útivist og Ferðalög (Outdoor activities: Journal of  Travel and Outdoors). Reykjavik. Vol. 10. No. 1. Pp. 68-76.
2010. “Slipping into Landscape,” (with K. Lund) in K. Benediktsson and K. A. Lund (Eds.), Conversations with Landscape. Ashgate: Farnham
2009. “Incorporating an Anthropological Consciousness as a Model for Development,” in M. Bronson and T. Fields (Eds.). So What? Now What?: The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: New Castle upon Tyne
2009 “Að feta viðkvæma stigu (Walking a Fragile Path)” (translation by Á. Lyons Flosadóttir).” in Morgunbladid (Iceland’s national newspaper, an op-ed article). August.
2005. “Indulgence,” in D. Kulick and A. Meneley (Eds.) Fat: An Anthropology of an Obsession, Tarcher/Penguin: New York
2002. “Race, Inequality and Gender in the Work of an NGO in Bahia, Brazil,” in Practicing Anthropology, Vol. 23, No.2
2001. “Designs of Deception: Concepts of Consciousness, Spirituality, and Survival in Capoeira Angola in Salvador, Bahia.” in Anthropology of Consciousness. Vol. 12, No.1
1997. “Playing the Dance, Dancing the Game: Race, Sex and Stereotype in Anthropological Fieldwork” in Ethnos, Vol. 3-4 August
1995. “Different Drummer: Vision and the Anthropological Text” in Anthropology and Humanism, December