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Erika Anne Hayfield
PhD, Associate Professor in Social Sciences, Vice Dean
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Telephone +298 292597
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  • About
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications
  • CV
  • Other activities
Teaching
  • Social analysis
  • Mobility
  • Gender
  • Sociology of childhood
  • Methodology
  • Research ethics
Research interests

Presently I am involved in two research projects. The first is titled Corona Diaries and is an investigation into the impact of Corona lockdown. The methods applied include diary writing and follow-up interviews. For the second project I am lead author in a chapter on Gender Equality in the Arctic: Migration and mobility, which forms part of a Pan-Arctic report. 

Other research interests and currrent projects include:

  • Social dynamics of small islands and rural places
  • Immigration
  • Gender and the labour market
  • Childhood studies
  • Mobilities in small island places

Latest publications
  • Hayfield, E. A. et al. (2021) "Migration and Mobility", in Oddsdóttir, E. E. and Ágústsson, H. Ó. (eds) Gender Equality in the Arctic. Reykjavík: Arctic Council and Sustainable Development Working Group, pp. 144–191.
  • Rozanova-Smith, M. et al. (2021) "Empowerment and Fate Control", in Oddsdóttir, E. E. and Ágústsson, H. Ó. (eds) Gender Equality in the Arctic. Reykjavík: Arctic Council and Sustainable Development Working Group, pp. 224–267.
  • Hayfield, E A (2021) "The display of displaced care: Funerals in Corona times", The European Sociologist, Pandemic Impossibilities vol. 2, Available at https://www.europeansociologist.org/issue-46-pandemic-impossibilities-vol-2/life-health-death-display-displaced-care-funerals-corona
  • Pristed Nielsen, H., Hayfield, E. A., and Arnfjord, S. (2020). Equality in Isolated Labour Markets: Equal opportunities for men and women in geographically isolated labour markets inLæsø (DK), Suðuroy (FO), and Narsaq (GL). Copenhagen: Temanord 2020: 522
  • Blaxekjær, L; Hayfield, E. A. and Hovgaard, G. (2020) “Sustainability narratives in the Faroe Islands”, in Graap, T.; Ingólfsdóttir, A. H. and Blaxekjær, L. Ø. (eds.). The future of the North: Sustainability in Nordic countries. Margburg: Metropoli-Verlag: 357-381.
  • Hayfield, E A (2020) “Parenting and islands: Constructing gender and work” in Gaini, F and Nielsen, H P (eds.). Gender and island communities. London: Routledge: 100-118.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2019) "Herausforderungen für Ausländer, die auf den Färöern Fuß fassen wollen", Tjaldur, 61/62, Juli 2019: 59-62.
  • Hayfield, E. A. and Schug, M. (2019) "'It's like they have a cognitive map of relations': Feeling strange in a small island community", Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40 (4): 383-398.
Description of research

Presently I am involved in two research projects. The first is titled Corona Diaries and is an investigation into the impact of Corona lockdown. The methods applied include diary writing and follow-up interviews. For the second project I am lead author in a chapter on Gender Equality in the Arctic: Migration and mobility, which forms part of a Pan-Arctic report. 

Other research interests and currrent projects include:

  • Social dynamics of small island places
  • Immigration
  • Gender and the labour market
  • Childhood studies
  • Mobilities in small island places
Overview
  • Hayfield, E. A. et al. (2021) "Migration and Mobility", in Oddsdóttir, E. E. and Ágústsson, H. Ó. (eds) Gender Equality in the Arctic. Reykjavík: Arctic Council and Sustainable Development Working Group, pp. 144–191.
  • Rozanova-Smith, M. et al. (2021) "Empowerment and Fate Control", in Oddsdóttir, E. E. and Ágústsson, H. Ó. (eds) Gender Equality in the Arctic. Reykjavík: Arctic Council and Sustainable Development Working Group, pp. 224–267.
  • Hayfield, E A (2021) "The display of displaced care: Funerals in Corona times", The European Sociologist, Pandemic Impossibilities vol. 2, Available at https://www.europeansociologist.org/issue-46-pandemic-impossibilities-vol-2/life-health-death-display-displaced-care-funerals-corona
  • Pristed Nielsen, H., Hayfield, E. A., and Arnfjord, S. (2020). Equality in Isolated Labour Markets: Equal opportunities for men and women in geographically isolated labour markets inLæsø (DK), Suðuroy (FO), and Narsaq (GL). Copenhagen: Temanord 2020: 522
  • Blaxekjær, L; Hayfield, E. A. and Hovgaard, G. (2020) “Sustainability narratives in the Faroe Islands”, in Graap, T.; Ingólfsdóttir, A. H. and Blaxekjær, L. Ø. (eds.). The future of the North: Sustainability in Nordic countries. Margburg: Metropoli-Verlag: 357-381.
  • Hayfield, E A (2020) “Parenting and islands: constructing gender and work” in Gaini, F and Nielsen, H P (eds.). Gender and island communities. London: Routledge: 100-118.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2019) "Herausforderungen für Ausländer, die auf den Färöern Fuß fassen wollen", Tjaldur, 61/62, Juli 2019: 59-62.
  • Hayfield, E. A. and Schug, M. (2019) "'It's like they have a cognitive map of relations': Feeling strange in a small island community", Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40 (4): 383-398.
  • Hayfied, E. A. (2018) “Avbjóðing hjá útlendingum at fóta sær í Føroyum”, Frøði, 23 (1): 4-9.
  • Hayfield, E.A. (2018) "Family-centred work motility in a small island society: The case of the Faroe Islands", Gender, Place & Culture: 1-16.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2017) "Exploring the transnational realities in the lives of Faroese youngsters", Nordic Journal of Nordic Research, 7 (1): 3-11.
  • Hayfield, E. A.; Olavsson, R. & Patursson, L. (2016) Part-time work in the Nordic Region: An introductory study of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2015) “Okkara flytimentan kann gerast okkara styrki”. Dimmalætting, 11, 13. mars 2015. 
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2013) “Tey eldru – tað nýggja stóra ættarliðið, Marknaðarrák. 6-8.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2012) “Meðan kvinnurnar rýma”, In: Reistrup, H. og á Rógvi, H. (eds). Exit Føroyar. Sprotin. 62-72.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2007) “Children’s cultures of consumption: An ethnographic study”, PhD thesis
  • 2006  Hayfield, E. A., Davis, J. og Marsden, D. (2007) “Constructing identities in children’s cultures of consumption”, Fróðskaparrit. Fróðskapur. 71–95.
  • Hayfield, E. A. (2005) “Børn og brúk”, In: Modernaðir teoretikarar. Føroya Fróðskaparfelag. 49 –61.  
  • Hayfield, E. A., Davis, J. D. & Marsden, D. (2005), ‘Rituals in children’s cultures of  consumption’, Children and Youth in Emerging and Transforming Societies, conference paper, Oslo University, 29th June – 3rd July.
Personal data
  • Date of birth: 18.02.1972 in Edinburgh
Education
  • 2007: PhD in Consumer Behaviour with PhD titled Children’s cultures of consumption: An interpretive study
  • 1999: PgDip Marketing Managament
  • 1999: BA (hons) Marketing Management
Positions
  • 2009 – 2013: Senior advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry og the Faroe Islands
  • 2005 – 2009: Departmental manager at Sansir, advertising and communications agency
  • 2004 – 2008: Teacher at Faroese Business School
  • 2001 – 2003: Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University
  • 1999 – 2000: Independent Marketing Consultant (Edinburgh)
Talks
  • 2019 “The dynamics of mobilities on the periphery: The Faroe Islands as case”, Nordisk arbejdsløshedsforsikringsmøde 2019, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, 12th-13th September.
  • 2019 “Migration and population growth: Change, coping and vulnerabilities”, Islands Revival, Isle of Skye, Scotland, 29th August.
  • 2019 “Women, men and work: Structure, choice and gendered contexts”, Gender equality in the work place, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, 12th June.
  • 2018 ”Jeg elsker Færøerne, men jeg har altid gerne villet bo i udlandet” Ungdom, mobilitet og perifere områder. Presentation at research workshop Sustainable communities, Qaqortoq, Greenland, 19th April.
  • 2018 "Immigration to the Faroes". Immigration Forum in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands, 14th March.
  • 2017 Presented “Gender, care and relations in small scale society: Implications for ethics and practice”, Nordisk konference for sygeplejeetiske råd, 14 - 15 September, 2017, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • 2017 Presented “Immigrants to the Faroes: Navigating in a society with close social relations”, Researcher’s night lecture series, September 2017
  • 2016 Presented “Gender, part-time work and the labour market”, Ålands Feminist Paraply. Mariehamn, Åland. 17th October 2016.
  • 2016: Presented “Family-centred mobilities in a small island community: The case of the Faroe Islands”, Gender, work and (im)mobilities, Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2015: Presented “Kønsopdeling på det færøske arbejdsmarked”.  Hvordan sikres bæredygtige arbejdsmarkeder i Nordens yderområder? Tórshavn
  • 2015: Presented “Gender and Migration Culture in the Peripheral North: Challenges and Opportunities”. International Symposium on Northern Development. Québec, Canada.
  • 2014: Presented “What’s gender got to do with it? Migration and gender in the periphery”. Gender equality in the Arctic. Akureyri, Iceland
  • 2014: Presented “Gender and part-time work in a small island community: Observations from the Faroe Islands. Who does what? Gender segregation in the labour market and division of labour in the home. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
  • 2011: Presented “Constructing gender identity in a commercialised world” at the seminar Smá pláss, stórt tilfeingi: Børn og ung í londunum í Norðuratlantsøkinum í dag.  
  • 2010: Presented “Kønskonstruktioner i en kommersialiseret verden” at Fagpolitisk ligestillingsseminar. Illulissat, Greenland. 
  • 2005: Presented ”Rituals in children’s cultures of consumption”, Childhoods, Oslo.
  • 2004: Presented “Børn og forbrúk” at the Faroese Academy of Sciences public lecture series Nýggir teoretikarar.
  • 2002: Presented “Childhood consumer socialization” at the European Academy of Marketing conference, Braga, Portugal.
  • 2002: Presented “Childhood consumer socialization: An interpretive study”, Edinburgh Napier University Research Student Conference, Edinburgh Napier University.
Administrative responsibilities
  • 2020 - Chair on Board of Faroese Research Council
  • 2017 - Vice chairperson on Board of Faroese Research Council
  • 2016 – Member of Faroe Islands Tax Commission
  • 2014 to 2018: Chairperson for History and Social Sciences Study board.
  • 2010-2011: Chair person for government working group that drew up Faroe Islands Government strategic plan for migration and population growth.
  • 2009: Chair person for government working group that drew up Faroe Islands Government strategic plan for combating and preventing domestic violence.
  • 2009-2013: Member of Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Gender Equality
  • 2000 – 2003: Member of School of Marketing and Tourism research committee, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • 2001 – 2002: Member of Business School research committee, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • 2002: Co-organiser of Edinburgh Napier University research conference.

Other committee work

  • 2013-2015: Chairperson for Faroese Social Science Association
  • 2012-2013 Member of Faroese Academy of Science committee