Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Þóra Pétursdóttir

Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Academic Institution University of Tromsø
Academic department Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology
Country Norway

About fellow

Þóra Pétursdóttir is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology at The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. She completed a PhD from the same University in 2013, with a thesis titled Concrete Matters: Towards an Archaeology of Things. Her research interests lie within archaeology of the contemporary past, critical heritage studies and archaeological theory, and she is the author of articles and book chapters on these issues. Together with Bjørnar Olsen, she is the editor of the book Ruin Memories: Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past (2014). Her current research is focused on drift beaches in the North Atlantic in contemporary and historical contexts, and on drift matter as archaeological material, and material culture as a matter of drift.