Hege Leivestad

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Hege Høyer Leivestad is Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. At SAI she 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. Leivestad has previously been Visiting Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Oxford. Her 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.

Leivestad has published on mobility theory and methodology, homemaking and social class, logistics and shipping, 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.

Tags: Economic anthropology, Labour, Mobility, Infrastructure, Housing, Europe, Spain

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  • 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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