föreståndare vid SWEDESD - Internationellt center för lärande för hållbar utveckling
Since November 1 2014, I am the Director of the Swedish International Center of Education for Sustainable Development, SWEDESD, and a Research Fellow at CSD Uppsala. My publications are not updated to DIVA yet, but you can find them at the bottom of the biography.
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Research interests and short biography
I am an intellectual historian and an ecological economist, with an interest in theories of science, discourses, the power of language, and ecological economic theory development. I am deeply engaged in inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability studies towards the long-term objective of ecological sustainability and global equity. Since recently, I'm also devoting myself to theories of learning, and the global issues of ESD capacity, policy and research.
I have been at various universities during my career. I studied economics at Luleå Technical University in 1987, but thought the basic assumptions in neoclassical economics were narrow and reductionist. I took my bachelor’s degree there, and then worked for a couple of years at the university. In 1993 I started studying intellectual history and human ecology at Umeå University, and my PhD thesis in intellectual history (No Limits, 2002) focus on the discourse of unlimited economic growth.
During my PhD studies, from 1996 to 2002, I also taught intellectual history, environmental history, and human ecology, edited books, as well as organized PhD and research conferences. In the fall of 1997 I was granted a scholarship to go to the Energy and Resource Group at University of California at Berkeley, where I worked with Richard B Norgaard as co-supervisor and Carolyn Merchant as main lecturer.
A couple of years before my PhD thesis defense, I was thrilled to be invited to teach ecological economics at Mälardalen University, and after my defense I was employed there as senior lecturer in ecological economics, as well as the head of the ecological economics unit. In 2002 I gave birth to my daughter and went on maternal leave for a couple of years. After continuing as senior lecturer in ecological economics, I took on the position as director of the Centre for Environment and Development (Cemus) at Uppsala University and SLU Uppsala.
The Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development (CSD Uppsala) was inaugurated in 2007, and Cemus was organized as part of that larger center, and I took on the position as director for CSD Uppsala. During the years of 2008-2014 I had different positions at CSD Uppsala: as director, as program director, and as researcher and research coordinator. Apart from the leadership positions, I was teaching and supervising students and PhD students, and did other strategic work with courses and programs during that time, as well as published articles, edited a few books, and organized research conferences. And as to research at CSD Uppsala, our most comprehensive project was the 10-researcher 4-year “Sustainable Global Patterns of Production and Consumption” one, financed by The Swedish Research Council, VR.
Since November 2014, I am the director of the Swedish International Center of Education for Sustainable development (SWEDESD) at Campus Gotland and Blåsenhus Uppsala, and since June 2016 Adjunct Professor at the Sustainability Research Center at University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
Peer reviewed articles in international journals
Eva Friman, forthcoming. ”Is Growth Sustainable? Crisis Responsive Economists in ’Post-Brundtland’ Time”. Ecological Economics.
Stoddard I., I Rieser, S Andersson & Eva Friman, 2012. ”Igniting a Learning Revolution: Student-Run Higher Education for Sustainable Development.” Solutions 2012 3:5.
Hajdu, F., K Jacobson, L. Salomonsson & Eva Friman, 2012. “But tractors can’t fly… A Transdisciplinary analysis of neoliberal agricultural development interventions in South Africa”. International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research 2012 6:1.
Gallardo, G. and Eva Friman, 2011. “New marine commons along the Chilean coast – The management areas (MAs) of Peñuelas and Chigualoco”. International Journal of the Commons 2011 5:2.
Peer reviewed books, book chapters & conference contributions
Gallardo, G. and Eva Friman, 2012. “Capable Leadership, Institutional Skills and Resource Abundance Behind Flourishing Coastal Marine Commons in Chile”. In David Bollier & Silke Helfrich (eds.), The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State. The Commons Strategy Group. Amherst, MA: Levellers Press.
Gallardo, G. and Eva Friman, 2012. “Küstennahe Commons in Chile. Kompetente Menschen, starke Institutionen, reiche Natur”. In Silke Helfrich & Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (eds.), Commons: Für eine neue Politik Jenseits von Markt und Staat. Bielefeld: Transcript.
Rydberg, T., O. Cavalett, Eva Friman & G. Gallardo, 2011. “Energy Systems Diagramming and Discourse Analysis – the Case of Large-Scale Biofuel Production”. Proceedings for the 6th Biennial Emergy Conference, The Centre for Environmental Policy, University of Florida. http://www.cep.ees.ufl.edu/emergy/documents/conferences/ERC06_2010/ERC06_2010_Chapter_42.pdf
Eva Friman, “De-Growth by Sustainable Discourse and Sustainable Patterns of Consumption”, at Economic De-growth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, International Conference, Paris, France, April 18-19, 2008.
Alarcón, C., D. Bergquist, E. Bjureby, Eva Friman, G. Gallardo, F. Hajdu, S. Johansson, C. Lagerberg-Fogelberg, T. Rydberg & L. Salomonsson, “Sustainable Global Patterns of Production and Consumption: Current Problems and Future Possibilities”, Proceedings of the 2nd VHU Conference on Science for Sustainable Development, 2007, Science for Sustainable development? The social challenge with emphasis on the conditions for change. Linköping: Linköping University, 2008.
Eva Friman, ”Global Sustainability Governance: Narrative, Legitimacy, and Community”, at International Sustainable Development Research Conference, International Research Conference, Manchester, England, 2004.
Eva Friman, No Limits: The 20th Century Discourse of Economic Growth. PhD Thesis. Umeå: Umeå University, 2002.
Books & book chapters
Eva Friman & G. Gallardo, 2010. Politicized Nature: Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Uppsala University: Cefo Publication Series.
Eva Friman & G. Gallardo, 2010. “Politicized Nature, Introduction”. In Eva Friman & G. Gallardo (eds.), Politicized Nature: Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Uppsala University: Cefo Publication Series.
Gallardo, G. & Eva Friman, 2010. “The Politicized Nature of Global Trade – the Continuous Commoditization of Land and Marine Resources, and Struggles for Livelihoods in Chile”. In Eva Friman & G. Gallardo (eds.), Politicized Nature: Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Uppsala University: Cefo Publication Series.
Eva Friman, ”Cemus External and Internal Challenges”, in Matilda Hald ed., Cemus – 20 Years of Creating ESD. Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2010.
Eva Friman, ”Tillväxtens gränser”, 2008. In Eric Giertz (ed.), Då förändrades Sverige. 25 experter beskriver drivkrafter bakom utvecklingen. KTH Tema: Från stagnation till krismedvetande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Borgström-Hansson, C. & Eva Friman (eds.), Hållbar utveckling och lärande – inspirationsskrift för universitetslärare. Stockholm: WWF, 2008.
Eva Friman et al, ”Lärande och utbildning för hållbar utveckling” in Carina Borgström Hansson & Eva Friman (eds.), Hållbar utveckling och lärande – inspirationsskrift för universitetslärare. Stockholm: WWF, 2008.
Öckerman, A. & Eva Friman (eds.), Hela världen: Samhälleliga och kulturella perspektiv på miljökrisen. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003.
Eva Friman, ”Ekologisk ekonomi – miljö, etik och rättvisa”, in Öckerman & Friman (eds.), Hela världen: Samhälleliga och kulturella perspektiv på miljökrisen. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003.
Eva Friman, ”Metaforernas makt – människan, naturen och språket”, in Öckerman & Friman (eds.), Hela världen: Samhälleliga och kulturella perspektiv på miljökrisen. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003.
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