Hege Høyer Leivestad

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Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
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Hege Høyer Leivestad is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology. Her research deals with mobility, materiality and the global circulation of commodities. 

Research Interests 

Thematic: mobility, material culture and consumption, logistics and labour, ports and maritime anthropology, homemaking, social class, mobile dwellings 

Regional: Spain, Strait of Gibraltar, Nordic region 

Background

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University (2021-2022) 
  • International Postdoc. London School of Economics and Stockholm University (2018-2021. Funded by the Swedish Research Council). 
  • Researcher, Department of Social Anthropology. Stockholm University (2016-2018). 
  • PhD, Stockholm University (2015). 
  • Trainee and Environmental Researcher, Western Norway Research Institute (2007-2009). 
  • MA (2007) and BA (2005), University of Oslo 

About 

Hege Høyer Leivestad has published on mobility theory and methodology, homemaking and social class, logistics and shipping. Her research is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Europe, particularly Spain. For her doctoral research Hege looked closer at mobile homes, campsite living and housing infrastructure among British and Swedish caravan dwellers. The monograph Caravans: Lives on Wheels in Contemporary Europe (Bloomsbury 2018) offers a novel take on the relationship between housing, mobility and class in a European context.

Hege's current book project The Port: Life and Labour at a Maritime Crossroads deals with port infrastructure, maritime labour and logistics in the Port of Algeciras Bay in southern Spain. She also works as a researcher in the ERC funded project Ports, led by Elisabeth Schober, which deals with the world's most central container ports and the cities they are embedded in. 

Tags: Economic anthropology, Globalisation, Material Culture, Maritime Anthropology, Labour, Mobility, Infrastructure, Housing, Europe, Spain

Selected publications

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Book Chapters:

  • 2018. 'Caravan Cultures: Second Homes on Wheels', in Routledge International Handbook on Second Homes, (eds) Michael Hall and Dieter Müller. London: Routledge.
  • 2017. 'Beyond Informality: Intimacy and Commerce at the Caravanning Trade Fair', in Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs: Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals, (eds) Hege Høyer Leivestad and Anette Nyqvist. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2017. 'Individuals and Industries: Large-Scale Professional Gatherings as Ethnographic Fields' (with Anette Nyqvist and Hans Tunestad), in Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs: Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals, (eds) Hege Høyer Leivestad and Anette Nyqvist. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2017. 'Inventorying Mobility: Methodology on Wheels', in Methodologies of Mobility: Ethnography and Experiment, (eds) Alice Elliot, Roger Norum and Noel Salazar. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • 2016. 'Motility', in The Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements. (eds) Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram. Oxford: Berghahn.
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