Chad S. Boda is an interdisciplinary geographer with a focus in research and teaching on issues of environmental conservation and sustainable development. His current project work is a collaboration between Sweden, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana studying the emergence, development and outcomes of farmer-based rural social movements for sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. His teaching portfolio is broad and interdisciplinary. He is also the coordinator for the Lund University branch of the Right Livelihood College network.
My research focuses on a variety of issues under the broad topics of sustainable development, environmental studies and collective action, and as such is interdisciplinary, often combining conservation sciences, political economy and social movement studies. I am also keenly interested in action-oriented methodology in sustainability science, and often collaborate with societal (e.g. government, civil society) actors through my research. I am currently working on a four year collaborative research project aimed at building research capacity on rural social movements emerging from farmer organization, mobilization and political opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa, with collaborating research and civil society partners in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana. I recently worked as post-doctoral fellow for a project investigating concepts, metrics and policies related to the disproportionate impacts of climate change extreme events (DICE), involving collaboration with research institutes in the USA and Bangladesh. I have long worked with the politics and science of coastal management and restoration, particularly in the US state of Florida. Finally, I am currently the coordinator for the Lund University branch of the Right Livelihood College network.
Beyond my research I also teach for a variety of courses for the Lund University International Master’s Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES), including:
- MESS31- Earth System Science
- MESS32- Social Theory and Sustainability
- MESS33- Sustainability Science
- MESS34- Governance and Sustainability
- MESS35- Urban and Rural Systems and Sustainability
- MESS36- Economy and Sustainability; Lead coordinator
- MESS50- Deciphering Landscape; Lead coordinator; elective course.
As well as other Lund University Departments:
- SGEL49 - Sustainable development from a global, regional and local perspective; Undergraduate course, KEG, LU
- SIMP 35 - Theories and Issues in Development; Graduate School, Faculty of Social Science, LU
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Chad S. Boda is a researcher and teacher at LUCSUS. He holds a Ph.D in Sustainability Science from Lund University, as well as a master's in environmental studies from Lund University, and a bachelor's in geography and urban and regional planning from Florida State University.
Mobilizing farmer organisations for sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
Collaborative research on how to overcome political barriers to sustainable and inclusive agricultural development in sub-Saharan African
- Emily Boyd, Principal investigator
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- Murray Scown, post-doctoral research fellow
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- Chad Boda, post-doctoral research fellow
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- Maryam Nastar, research fellow
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- Guy Jackson, post-doctoral researcher
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- Kelly Dorkenoo, PhD student
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- Alicia N’Guetta, PhD-student
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- Tahura Farbin
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- Joyce Soo, Project Coordinator
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- Noomi Egan, Communiations Officer
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- Brian Chaffin, Asssistant Professor, University of Montana
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