2000 PhD in Sociology,
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
1995 MA in Social Science Data Analysis,
University of Essex, UK.
1991 BA in Sociology,
University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
2004– Professor of Sociology,
University of Akureyri,
2000–2004 Assistant Professor of Sociology,
University at Albany, SUNY
1995–1996 Director, Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology.
1993–1994 Head of Department for Youth Research, Icelandic Institute for Educational Research.
1991–1993 Researcher at Icelandic Institute for Educational Research.