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  • Universitetsvej 1, 03.1-NE

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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I am employed as Associate Professor in Social Psychology of Everyday life at the Department of People & Technology, Roskilde University (Denmark). My research mainly seeks to contribute to the sociomaterial psychological study of the human-technology-relationship from within everyday life. To that end I draw inspiration from many other fields of research and their relational theorizing, by connecting my participatory take on dialectical developmental psychologies to audience research, critical childhood studies, feminist technoscience, and multimodal ethnographical design studies.

My main research interest has been revolving around the question of why people develop so strongly differing and ambiguous views of what is happening in the world. In particular, I got interested in the role of increasingly customized mass media as a potential catalyst. Since my PhD project (2010-2014), I have especially focused on what it means for the relations between children, parents, professional educators, and the people around them, to be developing their agency in societies whose communication is heavily digitalized and mediatized. This also includes studying the possibilities and limitations of situating psychological research in praxis, and thus of engaging as a humanistic and social science researcher from within the everyday life of those I do research together with.

During my studies of psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), I spent an ERASMUS semester at the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and was a guest researcher at the New York University (USA). In 2010 I moved to Denmark to realize my PhD project at Roskilde University on the role of media technology for kindergarten children’s everyday understandings and actions. I am on the editorial board of the open access journal Outlines.Critical Practice Studies and have co-edited special issues for Human Arenas (on relational ethics in psychological research; with Jaakko Hilppö & Antti Rajala), for Outlines (on the psychological study of everyday life; with Jacob Klitmøller & Pernille Hviid), for the Journal für Psychologie (on the psychological study of children’s media practices; with Ernst Schraube), as well as a German language anthology on the emancipatory potentials of the social sciences (with Martin Dege, Till Grallert & Carmen Dege). Together with Kim Rasmussen, Pernille Juhl and Thomas Gitz-Johansen, I co-authored a book in Danish on how wellbeing is relationally and materially done in daycare institutions. Currently I am working on a new monograph on the psychological importance of a democratic, caring communication across generational, technological and other anthropocentrist divides.

Since 2016, I have been acting as Bachelor Module Coordinator at Roskilde University’s study program Social Psychology of Everyday Life.


  • Psychology
  • social psychology of everyday life
  • developing subjectivity
  • participatory methodologies
  • conduct of everyday life
  • imagination
  • situated ethics
  • Technology
  • sociomateriality
  • communicative artifacts
  • collaborative technology design
  • digital education
  • Childhood, Adolescence, Family
  • children's participation
  • developmental praxis research
  • family's conflictual collaboration
  • democratization of knowledge
  • Communication, Journalism, Media
  • caring communication
  • audience research
  • qualitative media psychology
  • communication for social change

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Research Output

Qualitative Technikpsychologie

Schraube, E. & Chimirri, N. A., 2020, Handbuch Qualitative Forschung in der Psychologie: Band 1: Ansätze und Anwendungsfelder. Mey, G. & Mruck, K. (eds.). 2 ed. Wiesbaden: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 507-522 (Springer Reference Psychologie).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Ethical-symmetrical research with children as transgenerational mutually emancipating co-exploration of the more than human world

Chimirri, N. A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Generalizing Together with Children: The Significance of Children’s Concepts for Mutual Knowledge Creation

Chimirri, N. A., 2019, Subjectivity and Knowledge: Generalization in the Psychological Study of Everyday Life. Højholt, C. & Schraube, E. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 115-139 (Theory and history in the human and social sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Har du det godt? Om at have det godt i daginstitutionens hverdag

Rasmussen, K., Chimirri, N. A., Juhl, P. & Gitz-Johansen, T., 5 Dec 2019, Frederikshavn: Dafolo. 165 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Parenting for digital literacy in Denmark and Germany: Exacerbating inequality by promoting alienating child-adult ontologies

Chimirri, N. A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review



The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life

Martin Dege (Organizer), , Irene Strasser (Organizer), , Maria Medved (Organizer), , Zachary Beckstead (Organizer), , Robert Beshara (Organizer), , Niklas Alexander Chimirri (Organizer), , Carolin Demuth (Organizer), , Yasuhiro Igarashi (Organizer), , Antonia Larraín (Organizer), , Pina Marsico (Organizer), , Athanasios Marvakis (Organizer), , Ernst Schraube (Organizer), , Fu Wai (Organizer), & Meike Watzlawik (Organizer)

20 May 202030 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

ISCAR Online Summer Seminar 2020

Niklas Alexander Chimirri (Participant)

6 Jul 20208 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Imaginative mutual concept creation in digitalized daycare centers

Niklas Alexander Chimirri (Speaker)

8 Jul 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Socialt samvær er -stadig -vigtigt. Sådan kan du gøre

Niklas Alexander Chimirri


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Næsten hver fjerde under 19 år ses kun med venner virtuelt

Niklas Alexander Chimirri


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Nu rykker innovationsprojekt: Fra tom mark til nyttehaver

Katia Dupret & Niklas Alexander Chimirri


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