Ylva UgglaTitle: Professor School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303271
About Ylva Uggla
Ylva Uggla’s research focuses on regulation and management of environmental risks. Central questions concern the relation between politics and science, and the handling of uncertainty in decision-making. She has studied these and related issues in several empirical fields, including hazardous waste disposal, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and biodiversity preservation. Ylva Uggla has also conducted research on urban planning and how urban greenery is constructed in relation to the city.
Current research concerns:
Individualization of environmental responsibility, including analysis of political and public communication on climate change.
Environmental representation. The project concerns both those who in various ways represent (“acting for”) the environment and how various images, graphs and symbols represent (“standing for”) the environment and/or environmental problems.
Ylva Uggla is coordinator for the Environmental Sociology Section.
Uggla is co-ordinator for the Bachelor's Programme in Social Analysis and the Master's Programme in Social Analysis, and teaches the course Globalization, individualization and risk.