Faculty of Social Science; Research specialist – Bifröst University Research Centre
Sigrun holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Exeter, MA in Cultural Management (Bifröst University), PGCE in Education (University of Akureyri, Iceland) and BA in Comparative Literature (University of Iceland). In 2012, Sigrun submitted her PhD thesis J.S. Bach in Everyday Life: The Choral Identity of Amateur ‘Art Music’ Bach Choir and the Concept of ‘Choral Capital’ at University of Exeter where her supervisor was Dr Tia DeNora, Professor of Sociology. Sigrun supervises teaching in research methods, both on bachelor and master’s level. Within the research centre, Sigrun administrates project grant proposal writings along with other related tasks.
Sigrun is an active researcher in the field of cultural sociology, music sociology, music and health and appearance studies; she is a member of the Sociology of the Arts Group at University of Exeter (www.socarts.net), participates in the NNIMIPA network (Nordic Network for the Intergration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics) funded by NordForsk and in the COST IS 1210 Action on Tackling Appearance Dissatisfaction.