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Alex Orrmalm Auran



PhD student at Tema barn since januari 2014
Master in Gender studies, Södertörns Högskola, 2013
Bachelor in Gender studies, Södertörns Högskola, 2011

Research project

Research assisting work in the project ”Frysta tillgångar: En intersektionell studie av genus, äggbanker och reproduktivt åldrande”, Södertörns Högskola, 2013

Research interest

- Babies everyday life

- Babies cultural practices

- Family, kinship and reproductive technologies

- Ethnographic methods

Ongoing research

In my dissertation project I am focusing on how culture become visible in the everyday life of babies between 0-1 year old and how babies themselves are using and engaging in cultural objects and activities. What does babies everyday practices tell us about what it means to be a baby in today’s society?

The project also raise important questions about how we can understand concepts as ‘participation’, ‘voice’ and ‘perspective’ in relation to children that do not communicate with words yet. The project has an ethnographic approach and are first and foremost focusing on the cultural practices of the babies.


Babies, infants, ethnography, culture, everyday life


Orrmalm Auran, Alex (2013) ”Från pre-human till post-human: Embryots reproduktiva status i skärningspunkten mellan stat och medicin”, Master thesis in Gender studies, Södertörns högskola/The school for culture and education 










PH.D. Student

Telephone: 013-28 13 05
Fax: 013-28 29 00

E-mail: alex.orrmalm.auran@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Child Studies
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping


About Child studies

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on issues regarding children, childhood and family in history and society. Education in Child Studies: under graduate level, master level, graduate level (Ph.D).

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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