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Magnus Boström

Position: Professor School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 301247

Room: F3279

Magnus Boström

About Magnus Boström

Magnus Boström is Professor of Sociology.


Boström conducts research within environmental sociology, sociology of consumption, and political sociology. His research interest includes politics, representation, consumption, action, and transformative learning in relation to various transnational environmental and sustainability issues. 

Boström has published about 100 scientific texts, including books, edited volumes, special issues, peer reviewed articles, and book chapters (see publications in the column below). The most recent book is The Social Life of Unsustainable Mass Consumption.

Boström is currently engaged in research on social drivers behind unsustainable mass/excess consumption. A research interest is also how people can be motivated in different ways to change their lifestyle, reduce their consumption and share resources. Boström leads or participates in several projects that deal with these issues. Boström also participates in the Horizon 2020 project ACCTING: Advancing behavioral change through an inclusive green deal.


Sociological theory, environmental sociology, sociology of consumption, economic sociology, theory of science, methodology, research design, qualitative interviewing and other topics at bachelor, masters, and doctorate levels. Supervision of students on bachelor, masters, and doctorate levels.

Popular science communication

Various popular science texts and seminars on overconsumption and reduced consumption. (See Swedish profile)

Discover society: ‘Ways out from the social life of mass and excess consumption


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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers