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Kajsa Ellegård


Bachelor of Arts, 1976, (Political Science, Business Administration, Sociology, Human Geography, Economics)
PhD, 1984, in Human Geography
Reader (Sw. docent), 1992, in Human Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gothenburg University
Professor, 1998, Technology and social change, Linköping University


Research Interests

Time-geography, development of approaches and methods for analyzing contexts in everyday life
Visualization of activity patterns in everyday life at individual-, household- and population levels
Everyday Life, structures and room for individual action
Technologies embedded in daily activities
Division of labor in households
Developments in work life (technology, learning, work organization)
Empirical focus of research is energy use, especially energy use in everyday life


Current projects

Sustaining Everyday Life (Formas)
Energy efficient dwellings – space for everyday life (Stångåstaden)
Work hours of Swedish teachers – a time-geographic perspective (in cooperation with The Swedish National Agency for Education (Sw. Skolverket)


Kajsa's publications

Movie  ”The new art of making a car. Volvo Uddevalla plant” Documentary film

Current publications

Ellegård, Kajsa; Svedin, Uno. Torsten Hägerstrand’s time-geography as the cradle of the activity approach in transport geography. Journal of Transport Geography, Jul2012, Vol. 23, p17-25, 9p; DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.03.023

Persson, Olle & Kajsa Ellegård (2011, available online 25 Aug) Torsten Hägerstrand in the Citation Time Web. The Professional Geographer. DOI:10.1080/00330124.2011.601187. (papperstidskriftsformat) Professional Geographer; May2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p250-261, 12p.

Ellegård, Kajsa & Jenny Palm (2011) Visualizing Energy Consumption Activities as a Tool for Making Everyday Life More Sustainable. Applied Energy 88, issue 5, 2011, pp 1920-1926. Elsevier.

Widén, Joakim, Molin, Andreas & Kajsa Ellegård (2011) Models of domestid occupancy, activities and energy use baseed om time-use data: deterministic and stochastic approaches with application to various building-related simulations. Journal of Building Performance Simulation (JBPS) 2011, p 1-18. Taylor & Francis.

Palm, Jenny & Kajsa Ellegård (2011), “Visualizing energy consumption activities as a tool for developing effective policy”, International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol 35, nr 2, sid 171-179.

Ellegård, Kajsa (2010) Time-Geography. I: Encyclopedia of Geography, p 2837-2840. Ed: Barney Warf. Sage.

Ellegård, Kajsa, Vrotsou, Katerina & Joakim Widén (2010)  VISUAL-TimePAcTS/energy use – a soft ware application for visualizing energy use from activities performed. I: Conference proceedings 3rd International Scientific Conference on “Energy systems with IT” at Älvsjö fair in association with Energitinget March 16-17 2010. p 1-16 Editors: Dahlquist E. and Palm J. http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1005&context=dr_erik_dahlquist

Ellegård, Kajsa (2010) Tidsgeografisk visualisering av vardagslivet. Geografiska Notiser, vol LXVIII, nr 4, p 171-186

Ellegård, Kajsa (2010) Med gemensam kraft – för ett bekvämt vardagsliv med elsnåla och energieffektiva hushållsapparater. Tema –T Arbetsnotat nr 341. Linköpings universitet. Även på Energimyndighetens hemsida.

Vrotsou, Katerina, Ellegård, Kajsa & Matthew Cooper (2009) Exploring Time Diaries Using Semi-Automated Activity Pattern Extraction. eIJTUR (electronic International Journal of Time Use research), vol 6, September 2009.

Widén, Joakim, Lundh, Magdalena, Vassileva, Iana, Dahlquist, Erik, Ellegård, Kajsa & Ewa Wäckelgård (2009) Constructing load profiles for household electricity and hot water from time-use data – Modelling approach and validation. Energy and Buildings. Volume 41, Issue 7, July 2009, Pages 753-768

Karlsson, Kristina & Kajsa Ellegård (2009) Visualizing patterns of energy use in households – the activity approach. In: Eceee2009summer study. Conference proceedings. http://www.eceee.org/conference_proceedings/

Ellegård, Kajsa (2009) Elanvändning i vardagen. Fokus på hushållens vardagliga elanvändning och beroende av omvärlden. Tema –T Arbetsnotat nr 340. Linköpings universitet.

Hägerstrand, Torsten (2009) Tillvaroväven. Red: Ellegård, Kajsa & Uno Svedin. Formas.

Ellegård, Kajsa (2009)“Vardagsmat – om smör och ost i tid och rum”. I: Världens gång. Red: Gyberg, Per & Hallström, Jonas. Studentlitteratur.

Ellegård, Kajsa & Per Gyberg (2009) ”Teknik och vardag”. I: Världens gång. Red: Gyberg, Per & Jonas Hallström. Studentlitteratur.








Telephone: 013-28 58 36
Fax: 013-28 44 61

E-mail: kajsa.ellegard@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping


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Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

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