Don't miss this presentation about a controversial woman in history who "fought for dignity and equality for underrepresented Icelanders."
Listen to Margaret Bikman's interview with Margaret Willson here on KMRE!
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Woman, Captain, Rebel is a daring and magnificent account of Iceland’s most famous female sea captain who constantly fought for women’s rights and equality—and who also solved one of the country's most notorious robberies. Many people may have heard the old sailing superstition that having women onboard a ship was bad luck. Thus, the sea remains in popular knowledge a male realm. When we think of examples of daring sea captains, swashbuckling pirates, or wise fishermen, many men come to mind. Anthropologist Margaret Willson would like to introduce a fearless woman into our imagination of the sea: Thurídur Einarsdóttir.
"A compelling read and a parable of a life well lived despite overwhelming odds, Woman, Captain, Rebel is a book we all need now." -- Caroline Van Hemert, Ph.D., award-winning author of The Sun is a Compass
Anthropologist and writer, Margaret Willson has traveled extensively, in Brazil, Papau New Guinea, Mongolia, Australia, Europe and Iceland. Her eclectic nonacademic jobs have included abalone diving and being a deckhand on fishing boats off the south coast of Tasmania. She is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor with the Departments of Anthropology and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington.
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