Alexander Gamst Page
Alexander Gamst Page is a researcher affiliated with PLURISPACE. He is studying the experiences of Muslim migrants to Norway, and how these experiences are shaped by policy and political ideology.
His academic interests include: Migration, religion, minority groups, diversity, integration, identity construction, China studies, international students, ethnographic research.
He has an MA in social anthropology based on fieldwork in Guangzhou, China. This was a sociolinguistic study of the effect of language choice in a multilingual community.
Page has held a PhD fellowship within the Department of Social Work and Health Science at NTNU focusing on migration, integration and diversity. This was an ethnographic study of Chinese international students using primarily participant observation and semi structured interviews. The research explored the globalised and cosmopolitan ideals that motivated the Chinese youths to travel, their subsequent difficulties, and how religious social spaces were used to manage these difficulties.
Most recently, Alexander Page held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Teacher Education, NTNU, where he studied the construction of professional identity among preservice teachers. His research explored the PST’s self-identification as teachers, their focus on student relationships and their conceptualisation of knowledge.