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.
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