Organisation och personal

Camilla Eriksson

forskare vid Centrum för genusvetenskap

018-471 5770
Kv Botan, Villav 6
75236 Uppsala
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

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My research interests revolve around how rural politics is manifested locally, and how farmers and agricultures’ role is changing in relation to wider changes in society. I am especially interested in how agricultural policies as well as moral attitudes towards food and animal rights make claims on changing practices in agriculture, as well as how farmers’ relate and respond to these pressures.

Mina kurser


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Since August 2015 I work 80% at the Swedish University of agricultural Sciences, SLU and 20% at Uppsala University.



- Changing Animal Bodies: Breeding Responses to Environmental, Economic and Social Pressures, led by Jacob Bull. Within the project, I am working with a case study on "Rhethorics and aestethics in traditional cattle breed standards". Funded by Formas, carried out between 2015-2018.

- The prospects for Swedish farming: agrarian change and household strategies, led by Erik Westholm. Within the project I am responsible for a research theme on how gender is negotated at farms. Funded by Formas, carried out between 2016-2018.

- Can we produce food during crises? Vulnerabilites and resilience at farm level in Swedish agriculture. Funded by MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Carried out between Aug 2015- 2018, within employment at SLU.



After my PhD I worked in a 2-year project (Aug 2013- Aug 2015) funded by the Future Agriculture plaform at SLU on a project titled "The transformation of Swedish farming 1990-2040". The project was empirically based in Uppsala County, Sweden and combined a qualitative interview study with a quantitative GIS-analyis of land use change.

I defended my doctoral thesis, entitled “The Summer Farm as a Political Space: Being a Summer Farmer in the Common Agricultural Policy”, in May 2013 at SLU. The thesis focuses on how nature and cultural heritage polices are woven into the CAP, and negotiated locally as it is targeting small-scale traditional agriculture. Although written in Swedish, my thesis contains a 10 page popular science summary in English, which can be downloaded through SLU:s database for publications, Epsilon .



I currently work full time with research but also do some supervision and teaching at the division of Rural Development, SLU. Within the agronomy program I have been responsible for a course titled "Globalisation" (2009-2010) and "Introduction to rural development" (2013-2014). I have previously worked as an instructor in Geography at the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University (2007-2008), where I taught various courses at the Geography Program as well as courses on post-Soviet agricultural change in Central Asia.



You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in writing your thesis on issues dealing with agricultural change, farmer's identities, gender relations in farming or human-animal relations.



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