Environment and Society
From October 1, 2013: Professor emeritus
Let me introduce myself:
I am an
American by birth,
who has lived in Sweden since 1970, trying to keep alive something
of the spirit of the sixties as a sometime activist and a fulltime
academic. Ever since my undergraduate days in the
US in the late 1960s, I have been interested in the politics of science
and technology, and the making of knowledge in social movements. I have
been especially interested in the making of "green
knowledge", that is the ideas and practical experiments that take place
in the world of environmental politics. In my writings I have combined history, sociology and cultural theory to explore the
relations between science, technology and the quest for a sustainable or ecological society.
My main activity in recent years
has been coordinating the Program of Research on Opportunities and Challenges in
Engineering Education in Denmark (PROCEED), which has been funded by the
Danish Strategic Research Council (from 2010 to 2013). You can find a
description of the program by clicking PROCEED.
As part of PROCEED, I have published a book of lectures, A Hybrid
Imagination: Science and Technology in Cultural Perspective,
together with Steen Hyldgaard Christensen and Lars Botin, as a
contribution to the series on Engineers, Technology and Society at
Morgan & Claypool Publishers. Most recently, in March 2013, I have published a new book with Morgan & Claypool, The Making of Green Engineers. Sustainable Development and the Hybrid Imagination, based to a large extent on my own teaching experiences.
A listing of my
links to publishers and reviews of my books, can be found by clicking
You can download selected articles
and research reports by clicking
and some recent
journalism takes you to
"Lighter Stuff", or more popular writings, including contributions to EASST Review, as well as English versions of some of the pieces that I published between 2002 and 2006 in the Swedish newspaper, Sydsvenska Dagbladet.
will take you to
side of Andrew Jamison"
where you can listen to songs
have written and been performing recently to combine the
academic life with my own personal kind of political activism.
Kabbarpsvägen 25, S-232 52 Åkarp, Sweden