Anna Kaijser is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Thematic Studies: Environmental Change. She is also the deputy director of the Mistra-funded program The Seed Box: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory.

Anna has a background in Social Anthropology and Gender Studies, and got her PhD in Sustainability Science from Lund University in 2014. In her PhD thesis Who is Marching for Pachamama? An Intersectional Analysis of Environmental Struggles in Bolivia under the Government of Evo Morales Anna explored environmental politics and movements in contemporary Bolivia, engaging feminist and postcolonial perspectives. 

In her recent work, Anna has continued to explore the power dynamics involved in environmental meaning making in different contexts, using feminist and postcolonial theory and intersectional analysis. In her postdoctoral project she studies environmental activism in a Swedish and European context. Her most recent article Young activists in muddy boots: Fältbiologerna and the ecological turn in Sweden, 1959-1974, co-authored with David Larsson Heidenblad, tells the story of how a youth environmental organisation became increasingly politically radical during the 1960s. Other on-going research projects concern climate justice mobilizations between activism and art, and resistance to mining. 

In parallel to this, Anna continues to elaborate feminist and intersectional scholarship on climate change, with recent publications in collaboration with feminist researchers Annica Kronsell and Malin Henriksson. She is frequently engaged to give public lectures on this topic. Furthermore, she is exploring walking as a method, and has organized "walkshops" with students, researchers and artists.

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Kaijser, Anna & David Larsson Heidenblad (2017). Young activists in muddy boots: Fältbiologerna and the ecological turn in Sweden, 1959–1974. Scandinavian Journal of History, published online 2017-10-05

Henriksson, Malin & Anna Kaijser (2017). Att ställa andra frågor: Intersektionalitet och feministisk politisk ekologi (English: To ask other questions: Intersectionality and feminist political ecology). In Jönsson, E. and E. Andersson (Eds.) Politisk Ekologi: En antologi om makt och miljöer. Studentlitteratur

Kaijser, Anna & Annica Kronsell (2016). Who gets to know about nature? Biodiversity and ecosystem services through an intersectional lens. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Geschlechterstudien 22:2

Kaijser, Anna (2016). Tensiones y utopías: Las políticas ambientales bolivianas bajo el mandato de Evo Morales (English: Tensions and utopias: Bolivian environmental struggles under Evo Morales). Ecología Política, no 51, special issue on political ecology in Latin America

Kaijser, Anna (2016). Can big be made sustainable? Environmental contestations over the ESS and MAX IV. In Sandell, K. and J. Rekers (Eds.) New big science in focus:  Perspectives on ESS and MAX IV. Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences

Kaijser, Anna (2014). Who is Marching for Pachamama? An Intersectional Analysis of Environmental Struggles in Bolivia under the Government of Evo Morales. Doctoral Thesis, LUCSUS, Lund University

Kaijser, Anna & Annica Kronsell (2014). Climate Change through the Lens of Intersectionality. Environmental Politics 23:3

Kaijser, Anna (2013). White ponchos dripping away? Glacier narratives in Bolivian climate change discourse. In Methmann, C., D. Rothe and B. Stephan (Eds) Deconstructing the Greenhouse. Interpretive approaches to global climate governance. Routledge

Kaijser, Anna (2011). Intersektionalitet för klimatsolidaritet: Om klimatdiskussionen i Bolivia och vikten av analytisk komplexitet (English: Intersectionality for climate solidarity: On climate discussions in Bolivia and the importance of analytical complexity. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap 2011:4

 

 

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