Þorbjörg Daphne Hall is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music at the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavík where she has been a member of staff since 2010. She is currently completing a PhD in Music at the University of Liverpool. Her thesis addresses the idea of ‘Icelandic sound’ in contemporary popular music in Iceland through the lens of national identity and image, landscape and nature. She is also working on a large research project on jazz in Iceland (1930-2010) with Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir. Part of the output for that project will be published in The Oxford History of European Jazz (volume II-V) in 2019-2022 by Oxford University Press.
She is the co-editor of the book Sounds Icelandic which will be published by Equinox Press in 2018. She is also the co-editor of the book Music Education in the 21st Century which will be published by the Icelandic University Press in 2018. Hall has published and presented conference papers internationally on Icelandic Music, the Iceland Airwaves music festival, Icelandic music documentaries and on music in Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the co-founder and editor of the journal Þræðir, published by the Iceland University of the Arts.