Climate action, sustainable lifestyles, aeromobility, flying less
My PhD research is part of the FORMAS funded research project The Takeoff of Staying on the Ground which studies the rising movement in Sweden to reduce flying, and the potentially transformative cultural shift it represents. In my research, I focus on the emergence of new narratives associated with reducing air travel for climate change reasons, and the ways in which a flight-free movement increasingly is problematizing flying by mobilizing around and orchestrating these narratives. Much of the conversations about flying and climate change take place in social media, and the flight-free movement has also received rising attention in both national and international news media. How narratives of avoiding flying have emerged, evolved, and diffused over time in different media outlets, and with what impacts on policy and daily life, is therefore a key question in my research.
I currently teach in two courses at the Center for Environmental and Climate Research:
MVEN15: Klimatförändringen, vetenskap, och samhälle
MVEN16: Klimatpolitik, samhällsstyrning, och kommunikation
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PhD student Sara Ullström studies mobilisation, and voluntary action connected to low-carbon ways of life