Hafdís Erla Hafsteinsdóttir

Hafdís Erla Hafsteinsdóttir is an independent scholar and a project manager at RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, University of Iceland. She has MA in Women´s and Gender History from the University of Vienna and Central European University. Her main research interests are Queer history and feminist historiography. Recently she has co-organised various queer projects, such as Hidden Women (an archive project on queer women’s sexuality in Iceland before 1960).

Contributions to nordics.info

A picture from Seta's (Finnish LGBT rights organisation) magazine in 1976. Source: Seta's archive.

2020.03.30 | The Quick Read, Ásta Kristín Benediktsdóttir, Elsi Hyttinen, Hafdís Erla Hafsteinsdóttir , Riikka Taavetti, Tuula Juvonen, Íris Ellenberger, Minorities, Gender

Uncovering intra-Nordic queer migration in the 20th century

The view of the Nordic countries today as a place where LGBTIQ individuals and communities can enjoy equality overlooks intra-Nordic variation as well as the complicated histories found in the region. This variation has been a motivation for migration within the Nordics. Much migration, such as from Finland to Sweden and Iceland to Denmark,…