Founded in 1991, RIKK has been a leading institution in the field of women’s, gender and equality research in Iceland. The Institute, promotes interdisciplinary gender research and the dissemination of research results and information. RIKK works with academics from the five Schools within the University of Iceland as well as with academics and specialists from other universities and institutions. RIKK also serves in an advisory capacity to government and civil society bodies. Representing the University of Iceland, the Institute is an active participant in European and Nordic networks and international research projects. In addition, RIKK develops, administrates and provides funding for research projects, hosts international and local conferences, and runs a public lecture series, symposia and workshops.
RIKK is administrated by a four-member board of representatives from four Schools at the University of Iceland. The Director of RIKK is Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir.
RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland
Gimli, Saemundargata 10, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland.
RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference has a steering comittee that has 5 members who each serve for four years at a time. The current committee serves from 2017-2020. RIKK’s rules of procedures are available in Icelandic.
Professor at the Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland and chairman of the committee
Sólveig Anna Bóasdóttir
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Iceland and vice-chairman of the committee
Erla Kolbrún Svavarsdóttir
Professor at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland
Jón Ingvar Kjaran
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and Diversity at the University of Iceland
Professor in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Iceland
Elín Björk Jóhannsdóttir