Stefan Olafsson has been a tenured academic at the University of Iceland since
1980 and a professor of sociology since 1991. He was educated at Edinburgh University
and Oxford University (Nuffield College). Stefan became the first director of
the University´s Social Science
Research Institute in 1985 and served for 14 years until 1999. From 2000 to
2005 he was the director of the University´s Urban Studies Institute and presently
he directs a Research Center for Social Studies (RCSS) within the Social Science
Research Institute. E-mail: email@example.com.