I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Change, Linköping University, engaged in research and teaching from the post-humanist and critical social science perspectives. The central themes of my work are imaginaries, ideologies and discourses concerning the environment and sustainable development, utopian thought concerning the same issues, and the relationship between politics and science. My main theoretical inspiration comes from neo-Marxism and poststructuralism. Together with Björn-Ola Linnér and Karin Bradley (KTH) I have arranged a number of conferences, workshops and seminars about the role and relevance of utopianism for the handling of environmental issues. I am also co-editor of a special issue of Futures on the topic, and most recently me and Karin Bradley have brought together cutting edge research in the field in an edited volume for Routledge titled Green Utopianism: perspectives, politics and micro-practices.
I am active in the extensive research programme The Seed Box: A Mistra-Formas Environmental humanities Collaboratory (EHC). The EHC is a consortium of 13 universities in different countries funded by Mistra, Formas and LiU (50 millions skr). It brings together over 70 researchers and runs 20 projects.
I am also program director for, and teacher at, The environmental science programme at Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, which is a fully integrated interdisciplinary programme. All courses integrate knowledge from Chemistry, Biology and Physical sciences with appropriate knowledge from Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities.