Romina Rodela

Romina Rodela

Associate Professor


Romina is working in the interdisciplinary field of environmental governance with research interests in participatory approaches, collective action, and social learning.

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


Romina Rodela is a researcher working in the interdisciplinary field of environmental governance with research interests in biodiversity governance, participatory approaches, collective action & social learning. She is currently managing the research project titled "Environmental Governance in Context" which focuses on civil action and social movements for environmental governance across four countries. The project is funded by the ÖSS.

From Oct 2018 to Feb 2020 she is a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska (Slovenia) Collaborating on the research titled: "Contemporary trends in globalization and localization: challenges and opportunities faced by marginal rural areas External link.".

From May 2015 to May 2016 she was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University working on a research titled "Cooperation and Institutions for Collective Action External link.".

She is collaborating with colleagues from the Lab. Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing External link.(Wageningen University, NL) on the study of how and when different participatory tools foster learning, shared understanding and knowledge co-creation. She has undertaken assessemnts External link. of a newly developed Spatial Decision Support System (i.e. the QUICKScan External link.). Currently, she collaborates on the conceptualization and use of serious games as participatory platforms for use and study of real-world issues and as interventions fostering learning and shared understanding among stakeholders. As part of the ALEGAMS External link. project, she participates on the development of a serious game about integrated mangrove-shrimp farming practices in Vietnam.

She is currently Guest Editor, together with Åsa Gerger Swartling (Stockholm Environment Institute) to a Special Issue titled "Environmental governance in an increasingly complex world: reflections on transdisciplinary collaborations for knowledge co-production and learning" to be appearing in the journal Environmental Policy & Governance.

Romina is available for supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis on topics and themes as listed in the rolling call published here.

Link to my website External link, opens in new window.

Recently funded project: Sustainable spatial planning framework for engaging diverse actors and citizens in revitalising in-between spaces for social inclusion, biodiversity, and well-being - VIVAPLAN. External link.

DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet) is Södertörn University's system for digital publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students.

Activating children from multi-ethnic disadvantaged urban areas today for a more sustainable tomorrow: playing and experimenting for sustainability leadership.

Activating children

Planning with youth: a tool and a framework for an engaging, meaningful and forward-looking participation of youngsters in shaping attractive and sustainable living environments

Planning with youth