Mads M. Rehder is a Danish anthropologist focused on youth and social media. He completed a PhD in Educational Anthropology from Aarhus University in which he investigated how siblings separated in early adulthood use social media to be present in each other’s everyday lives. His academic work investigates how digitally mediated interactions interweave across the daily life practices of young people and how these interactions relate to their bodily experiences and face-to-face interactions. He works from a phenomenological stance to further understand how bodily experiences from the past create perceptions of the present and affect expectations of the future.

Find Mads Middelboe Rehder: 

Selected film and videos 

Books (see other publications)

  • Siblings – Practical and Sensitive Relations – free download
  • Søskendenærvær – Et fænomenologisk inspireret studie af unge adskilte søskendes hverdag med afsæt i teknologier, materialiteter og kropslige erfaringer (Ph.d. afhandling) – free download
  • Hvad er Søskende? Praktiske og følsomme forbindelser – buy here

Read about the projects: (see other academic activities)

Quasipresence is a concept inspired by Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phonemenology of the body, in combination with some of the ideas that Don Ihde presents in his postphenomenology. See more about this in the blogpost Quasipresence or read more in the dissertation about separated sibling’s experience of mediated presence.

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