Dr Arnar Árnason

Senior Lecturer


Dr Arnar Árnason

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273127


Arnar Árnason was appointed lecturer in social anthropology in the Department in September 2004. He has a B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Iceland, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Durham, England. He has carried out fieldwork in England, Japan, Iceland and Scotland.

His research interests include:

  • death, emotion, and psychotherapy and the politics thereof;
  • subjectivities/subjection;
  • narratives, memory and forgetting;
  • embodiment;
  • identity and landscape

Teaching Responsibilities

  • AT3006 Doing Anthropological Research
  • AT3501 Anthropological Theory
  • AT5001 Philosophy and Methods of Research in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History I
  • SL5007 Methodology, Theory and Ethics