To teach and learn about controversial areas of knowledge

How knowledge is shaped and conveyed in school and in other social contexts is the focus of Dr. Per Gyberg’s work as a researcher and teacher. Energy, environment, distribution of resources, and climate change are all areas of knowledge which permeate some of our society’s most central issues. They are also interconnected with technology and technical development. It is important to understand what a diverse and conflict-ridden area of knowledge looks like and how it is defined, not least in order to clarify the mechanisms of how our society deals with its own consequences.

Dr. Per Gyberg’s research interests focus primarily on how understanding and knowledge are shaped in different practices. Per Gyberg is interested in the processes of how knowledge is included and excluded. He tries to answer what it is that makes some skills, ways of looking at and relate to the world, become legitimate in certain contexts but not in others. Dr. Per Gyberg’s research focuses therefore largely on understanding the mechanisms of how these knowledge structures are shaped and maintained in different contexts and how various actions make certain knowledge possible and other impossible, or at least highly improbable.

Per Gyberg is especially interested in areas of knowledge that seem problematic, controversial or in other way cause problems. His interests mainly concern issues related to contemporary environmental challenges, such as energy, non-renewable resources, climate and sustainable development, and how these challenges are presented and handled, particularly in school education.

The role of technology as a tool for people to process the world around is central to Per Gyberg’s research and he is also interested in how technology creates opportunities and constraints for our actions.

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Academic Degree

  • 2013
    Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change Linköping University. 
  • 2011
    Lecturer, Deparment of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University 
  • 2010
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University. 
  • 2008
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University. 
  • 2004
    Assistant Professor, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University. 
  • 1997
    PhD student Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University.


Positions

  • 2013 
    Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change Linköping University. 
  • 2011 
    Lecturer, Deparment of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change, Linköping University 
  • 2010 
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University.
  • 2008 
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University. 
  • 2004 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University. 
  • 1997 
    PhD student Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University.

Assignments

  • 2016
    Head of Department of Thematic Studies – Linköping University.
  • 2014
    Deputy director, Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Studies, Linköping University.
  • 2011
    Docent in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University
  • 2003
    PhD in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University
  • 1998
    MA in Communication Studie, Linköping University
  • 1997
    BA in Sociology, Linköping University

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