Environmental sociology

Presentation of the environmental sociology section, Örebro University

Environmental sociology is about environment-society relations. Environmental problems are created by society and therefore must be solved by society. Accordingly, sociological perspectives and research are crucial to an understanding of how environmental problems result from societal structures and human actions and possibilities to deal with them and achieve transformative change. Within the environmental sociology section at Örebro University we study issues related to transboundary environmental problems, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. The research covers the role of expertise in environmental governance, interaction between science, politics and the public in environmental regulation, environmental representation and communication, and social movements’ and individual engagement in societal transformation towards sustainability. The research group also engages in the conceptual development of environmental sociology. It is actively involved in international dialogue and collaboration within the international research field of environmental sociologists.  

Monika Berg, associate professor
Magnus Boström, professor
Carina Green, senior lecturer
Karin Gustafsson, associate professor
Rolf Lidskog, professor
Martin Lind, senior lecture
Erik Löfmarck, senior lecture
Daniel Sjödin, senior lecture
Adam Standring, postdoctoral researcher
Sebastian Svenberg, lecturer and doctoral researcher
Ylva Uggla, professor
Oskar Waara, doctoral researcher
James White, postdoctoral researcher

Previous members:
David Redmalm (2008-13)
Benedict Singleton (2012-19)


Rolf Lidskog This is an email address
Ylva Uggla This is an email address