Researcher at NAI since 2012
PhD in Social Anthropology
Subject areas: MENA region (Middle East and Northern Africa), politics, violence, conflict, gender, agency, body and sexuality.
Geographical areas: Egypt and North Africa
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List of Publications - Maria Malmström (pdf opens in new window).
PhD, Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2009; MA, Social Anthropology, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2000. Malmström received her PhD from the School of Global Studies, Social Anthropology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her dissertation examined how female gender identity is continually created and re-created in Egypt through a number of daily practices, of which female circumcision is central. The study explored how the subject is made through the interplay of global hegemonic structures of power and the most intimate sphere, which has been exposed in the international arena.
Maria Frederika Malmström is a researcher for North Africa in the Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation cluster at the Nordic Africa Institute. She is also a Senior lecturer at School of Global Studies University of Gothenburg. Since 2010 she is a visiting scholar, 2010-2012, at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University and from 2012 Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts. Additionally, she is a gender consultant (UNFPA, UNICEF and others), and member of several academic/policy networks, e.g. Think Tank for Arab Women and the Nordic Network – FOKO – Research about female circumcision.