Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir

Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (born Iceland, 1958) is professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland. In 1997 she was the first woman to become a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Iceland.


Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir graduated from Boston University in 1981. She pursued graduate studies in Boston and at Freie Universität Berlin where she finished her Masters degree in 1988. In 1993 she completed her doctoral studies at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. She specializes in the philosophy of Nietzsche, feminist philosophy and philosophy of nature and embodiment. Thorgeirsdottir is chair of the academic board of EDDA Center of Excellence ( and chair of the board of GEST—Gender Equality Training Programme (, a joint project of the University of Iceland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.



  • Hannah Arendt. Af ást til heimsins", (collection of writings by Arendt edited and with an introduction by S. Thorgeirsdottir), Reykjavik: University of Iceland Press, 2011.
  • Birth, Death, and Femininity: Philosophies of Embodiment (with R.M. Schott (ed.), V. Songe-Möller, S. Heinämaa), Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
  • Kvenna megin [collection of essays in feminist philosophy], Reykjavík: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag, 2001.
  • Vis creativa. Kunst und Wahrheit in der Philosophie Friedrich Nietzsches, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1996.

Co-editor of books

  • The Body Unbound: Philosophical Perspectives on Religion, Embodiment, and Politics (with M. T. Mjaaland, O. Sigurdson (eds.)), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press (forthcoming).
  • Simone de Beauvoir. Heimspekingur, rithöfundur, femínisti (with I. Erlingsdóttir (eds.)) [Collection of essays on the work of S. de Beauvoir], Reykjavik: University of Iceland Press, 1999.
  • Fjölskyldan og réttlætið (with M. D. Baldursson and J. Á. Kalmansson (eds.)) [Collection of essays on The Family and Justice], Reykjavik: University of Iceland Press, 1997.

External links

  • The University of Iceland
  • Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir's Web Page
  • EDDA Center of Excellence
  • GEST -- Gender Equality Training Programme

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