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 growing cultural shift in Sweden to reduce flying because of its climate impact. In my research, I explore changing discourses of aeromobility, particularly focusing on the emergence of a Staying on the ground movement and the ways in which this movement increasingly contests and rearticulates norms and meanings regarding air travel in a carbon-constrained world. The aim with my research is to enhance the understanding for how this form of collective mobilization around low-carbon ways of living challenges deeply rooted high-carbon practices and enables social and cultural change in the transition to a sustainable society.
I currently teach in two courses at the Center for Environmental and Climate Science:
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Sara Ullström is a doctoral student at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). She holds a bachelor degree in political science and a master’s degree in applied climate strategies, both from Lund University. Her research focuses on the role of social and cultural change in low-carbon transformations.
The takeoff of staying on the ground (2019-2022, funded by Formas)
A research project exploring the rising movement in Sweden to reduce flying because of its associated climate pollution, and the potentially transformative cultural shift it represents