Alexander Gamst Page

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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.

Academic interests

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.

Tags: Migration, Political Ideology, Asia, China, diversity, Ethnography, Minorities, identity


Journal Articles

Page, A. G., McManus, C., González, C. P. & Chahboun, Sobh (2017). Is Beauty in the Hand of the Writer? Influences of Aesthetic Preferences through Script Directions, Cultural, and Neurological Factors: A Literature Review. Frontiers in Psychology 8(1325) (Level 2). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01325

Page, A. G. & Chahboun, S. (2019). Emerging Empowerment of International Students: how international student literature has shifted to include the students’ voices. Higher Education, 78(5) (Level 2). doi: 10.1007/s10734-019-00375-7

Page, A. G.  (2019) Ethnic Enclaves Transcending Space: Chinese international students’ social networks in a European University town. Asian Ethnicity, 20(4) (Level 1). doi: 10.1080/14631369.2019.1570816

Page, A. G. (2019) International Studies as Global Capital: a case study in how Chinese students utilize their sojourns for achieving global mobility. Asian Anthropology, 18(4) (Level 1). doi: 10.1080/1683478X.2019.1625514

Page, A. G. (2020) Language Relations on Shamian: A Study of Sales Aggression Triggered by Language in a Trilingual Community. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 21(4), 371-386. doi: 10.1080/14442213.2020.1795707

Book Chapters

Page, A. G., Lund, A. C. B. & Løhre, A. (2020). Innledning: Om ProfILU, antologien og nye utfordringer. In A. Løhre og A. C. B. Lund (eds.), Studenten skal bli lærer: Kunnskap, identitet og profesjonsutvikling (s. 9-24). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Page, A. G. & Moen, E. T. (2020). En syklisk vei til profesjonell kunnskap: Praksisperiodens påvirkning på kunnskapsproduksjon i lærerutdanning. In A. Løhre og A. C. B. Lund (eds.), Studenten skal bli lærer: Kunnskap, identitet og profesjonsutvikling (s. 105-118). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Moen, E. T. & Page, A. G. (2020). Kunnskapsformer og danningsidealer i lærerutdanningen. In A. Løhre og A. C. B. Lund (eds.), Studenten skal bli lærer: Kunnskap, identitet og profesjonsutvikling (s. 85-104). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

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  • Page, Alexander Gamst; Lund, Anne Carine Bonnevie & Løhre, Audhild (2020). Introduksjon: Om ProfILU, antologien og nye utfordringer. In Løhre, Audhild & Lund, Anne Carine Bonnevie (Ed.), Studenten skal bli lærer: Kunnskap, identitet og profesjonsutvikling. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-02-65237-1. p. 9–24. doi: 10.23865/noasp.98.ch0
  • Page, Alexander Gamst (2016). Kinesisk guts møter norsk hverdag. [Internet].
  • Page, Alexander Gamst (2016). Kinesisk guts møter norsk hverdag. [Internet].
  • Page, Alexander Gamst & Marko, Valenta (2016). Moorings and Disembeddedness: The Search for Modern Subjectivity and the Need for Belonging among Chinese International Students in Norway. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU.
  • Johansen, Stein Erik & Page, Alexander Gamst (2011). Language Relations in Guangzhou. The Intimate and Official Dimension of Linguistic Codes in Urban China. NTNU.

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