Sociologist with a broad, human scientific interest in social, economic and evolutionary dimensions of environmental and health related problems.
- Sustainable development; social sustainability
- Constructions of nature in society; evolutionary sociology
Current research and teaching
- Competition and collaboration between the human sciences in transdisciplinary projects on problems to environment and health.
- Beyond the market stalls and ivory towers: A study on integrated science for sustainable provision of knowledge (RJ; Project leader: Anna Jonsson).
- Governing Climate Change (Formas; Project leader: Johannes Stripple).
My research interest is on the roles, values and preconditions of people and organizations for making choices that reduce environmental and social harm. Theoretically, I combine social and economic thought (e.g., Veblen, Simmel, and theories of deliberative democracy) with evolutionary theory (e.g., Trivers, Runciman, Haidt). I have worked in the sectors of food, energy, waste, water, ethical mutual funds, transportation, tourism, and chemistry. Currently I try to integrate elements of the social, economic, and evolutionary sciences for understanding human interests concerning environmental and health problems. In parts of the period 2016-2018 I conduct this research at Oxford University.
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