Department of Development and Planning

Andrew Jamison


Professor, Technology, Environment and Society


From October 1, 2013: Professor emeritus


Curriculum Vitae     












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). 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 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 academic writings, with links to publishers and reviews of my books, can be found by clicking publications. You can download selected articles and research reports by clicking articles and some recent powerpoint presentations at lectures; clicking journalism takes you to "Lighter Stuff", or more popular writings, including the English versions of articles that I published between 2002 and 2006 in the Swedish newspaper, Sydsvenska Dagbladet. Clicking songs will take you to Another side of Andrew Jamison, where you can listen to songs that I have written and been performing to combine the academic life with my own personal kind of political activism. 



Contact information:



home address: Erik Dahlbergsgatan 22, S-211 48 Malmö, Sweden