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Fall 2011: Entered the doctoral program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY Graduate Center

2008: M.A., Sociology, University of Iceland. Concentration: Youth Crime, Statistics. Thesis: School Communities and Youth Crime in Iceland. Testing Social Disorganization Theory. Grade: First Class with Distinction.

2008: Diploma, Criminology, University of Iceland. Grade: First glass with Distinction.

2006: B.A., Sociology, University of Iceland. Concentration: Sociology, Delinquency, Research methods. Thesis: Delinquency: A Critical Test on Social Control and Differential   Association theory. Grade: First Class.

ADVANCED METHODOLOGICAL COURSES 

2014-Fall: Rutgers University-Department of Criminal Justice. Advanced Statistics-Quantitative Methods for Multi-level data.

2013-summer: Epic courses as part of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities project with John Jay and Columbia University. Research Using Public Available Data; Identifying and Analyzing Publicly Available Data.

2012-Fall: Spatial Demography-GIS

2012-summer: EPIC courses as part of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities project with John Jay and Columbia University.  Introduction to Multi-level Modeling.

2006-summer: Essex Summer School (UK) in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection. Logit and Probit Models.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 Summer-present: John Jay College-Adjunct. Crime mapping -ArcGIS

2012-2012: John Jay College-Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Major Problems in Criminal Justice I

2005-2011: University of Iceland. Methodology I: Social Science Research Methods, Methodology II: Introduction to Statistics, Methodology III: Multivariate Statistical Methods, Regression analysis (Master´s level course), Research Methods in Political Science, Work Methods in Sociology, Advanced Statistics-Dep. of Nursing

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2007-2010 Public Health Institute of Iceland. Research and Development Department.

2007: The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police. Research on the Icelandic stolen goods marked.

2006: School of Health Science-Faculty of Nursing (Univ. of Iceland). Research adviser (mainly assisting the faculty with statistical analysis).

2006: The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS). Research on the innovation environment in Iceland.

2005: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Research on gender in Icelandic media.

2004: The City of Reykjavik Administration. Research on adolescent Youth Employment in Reykjavik.

PUBLICATIONS

Valdimarsdottir, M. and Bernburg, J. Community Disadvantage, Neighborhood Parental Network, and Commitment to Social Norms: Multi-Level Study of Self-Reported Delinquency in Iceland. Currently being reviewed by Journal of Crime and Delinquency.

Thorlindsson, T., Valdimarsdottir, M., and Jonsson, S. (2012). Community social structure, social capital and adolescent smoking: A multi-level analysis. Health and Place, 18(4), 796-804.

Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2010). Welfare State Attitudes: Characteristics Associated with Individual Support for Governmental Redistribution. In G. Th. Jóhannesson (Ed.). Social Science Research XI (pp.196-205). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.

Valdimarsdóttir, M., et.al. (2009). Líkamsþyng og holdarfar fullorðinna Íslendinga frá 1990 til 2007 (Changes in body mass index in the Icelandic population from 1990 to 2007). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.

Valdimarsdóttir, M., Bernburg, J.G. and Thorisdottir, R. (2008). Mælingar á afbrotum unglinga (Measuring youth crime). In G.Th. Jóhannesson and H. Björnsdóttir (Ed.). Social Science Research IX (pp. 305-316). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.

Árnadóttir, J., Valdimarsdóttir, M., Jónsson, S.H. and Sigurjónsdóttir, B.. (2008). Aðferðir fólks við að hætta að reykja (Methods to quit smoking). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.

Valdimarsdóttir, M. and Bernburg, J. G.. (2007). Heimilisaðstæður, félagsleg tengsl og frávikshegðun unglinga (The home environment, social bonds and delinquency). In G.Th. Jóhannesson. Social Science Research VIII  (pp. 181-188). Reykjavík: The Social Science Research Institute.

Steingrímsdóttir, L., Valdimarsdóttir, M. and Jónsson, S.H.. (2006).  Allt hefur áhrif einkum við sjálf: Stöðumat í upphafi verkefnis (Everything affects us especially ourselves). Reykjavík: Public Health Institute.

Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2005). (Karlar og konur í íslensku sjónvarpi: fréttir (Study of Gender in Icelandic media). Reykjavík: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

Björnsdóttir, A. and Valdimarsdóttir, M. (2004). Nýjar leiðir í atvinnumálum ungs fólks (Youth Employment). Reykjavík: VUF.

PRESENTATIONS

2014-February: Eastern Sociological Society conference held in Baltimore. Paper: Testing Institutional Anomie Theory.

2013-November: American Society of Criminology conference held in Atlanta. Paper: The Ideology of the American Dream: Linking the Cultural and Structural Context with Individual Values

2012-November: American Society of Criminology conference held in Chicago. Paper: Community Concentrated Disadvantage, and Adolescent Self-reported and Official Crime Rate.

2012-June: Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights. Conference held at John Jay College, New York. Paper: Community Concentrated Disadvantage, Informal Social Control and Adolescent Crime Rates

2011-June: Crises and Renewal: Welfare States, Democracy, and Equality in hard Times. Conference held in Reykjavik. Paper: Social mobility and attitudes toward the welfare state.

2011-May: The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology 53rd research seminar held in Stockholm. Commenter.

2010-October: The XI conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik. Paper: Welfare State Attitudes: Characteristics associated with individual support for the welfare state.

2008-November: American Society of Criminology conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. Paper: School communities and youth crime in Iceland.

2008-October: The IX conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik. Paper: Measuring youth crime.

2008-August: The 24th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association held in Århus, Denmark-Violence and Conflict. Paper: Testing social disorganization on Icelandic Youth

2008-May: The Icelandic Sociology Association conference held in Reykjavik. Paper: Rates of adolescent drug use.

2008-March: Rural societies in Iceland conference held in Holar, Iceland.  Can parental network decrease rates of delinquency?

2007-December: The VIII conference on research in Social Science held in Reykjavik. The home environment, social bonds and delinquency.

GRANTS

2013: CUNY-Graduate Center Travel grant.

2012: John Jay Tithe Travel grant.

2012: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). Fellowship.

2011: CUNY-Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship (ECF).

2008: The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK). Travel grant.

2010: Fulbright. Grant for graduate studies at a U.S. university the academic year of 2011-2012.

2008: The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK). Travel grant.

2008: Association of Academics in Iceland. Research grant.

2008: The Icelandic Sociology Association. Research grant.

2006: University of Iceland. Sociology department. Scholarship for studying at Essex summer school in Social Science Data analysis and collection.

2005: The Icelandic Centre for Research. The Icelandic Student Innovation.

2004: The Icelandic Centre for Research. The Icelandic Student Innovation.