Climate action, sustainable lifestyles, aeromobility, flying less
In my research, I explore the rise and spread of a movement to reduce flying in Sweden (Staying on the ground) and the ways this movement contests and rearticulates norms and meanings regarding high-carbon practices. The aim with my research is to enhance the understanding for how social mobilization around low-carbon ways of living challenges deeply rooted consumption and lifestyle practices and enables social and cultural change in the transition to a sustainable society.
My research is part of the FORMAS research project The Takeoff of Staying on the Ground.
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