Environmental sociology

The environmental sociology section at Örebro University currently encompasses nine researchers. Their research focuses on how actors understand and manage risk and uncertainties in the environmental field, from the local to the global level.

It studies the role of experts, citizens, social movements and other actors in contemporary environmental politics, policy, and practices. Its competence field is within the sociological subfields of political sociology, science and technology studies, social movement theory, as well as governance and regulation theory. A number of empirical areas have been studied: climate change, air pollution, nuclear waste, hazardous waste management, biodiversity, chemical risks, forestry, agri-food, and marine issues.

Members of the group are involved in several international networks in sociology and environmental social science, and collaborate with researchers at a number of universities worldwide. Currently the research group runs some ten research projects and its researchers have published more than 100 articles in international scientific journals. This makes it the largest environmental sociology unit in Sweden and one of the largest in Europe.

Rolf Lidskog, professor
Magnus Boström, professor
Ylva Uggla, professor
Monika Berg, senior lecturer
Karin Gustafsson, associate professor
Erik Löfmarck, senior lecturer
Benedict Singleton, postdoctoral researcher
Daniel Sjödin, senior lecturer
Sebastian Svenberg, doctoral researcher


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