Thora Fjeldsted has been working towards a PhD degree under the supervision of Arjo Klamer since 2011. The topic of her thesis is the destiny of the human body and effort in economic theory, and her research is grounded in the interplay of economics, crafts and sports. In the theoretical realm, these concerns translate into the study of production, the disutility of work, values, and social wealth.
She holds a BA from the University of Iceland and an MA from New York University. She conceived and co-directed the 2003 full-length documentary film Mótmælandi Íslands and released in 2006 the short documentary The rather nostalgic smell of the countryside about farming in Iceland.