Tatiana Sokolova

Tatiana Sokolova

Doctoral Student

I research the interface between knowledge and governance for sustainability transformations: how knowledge, imagination and action are co-produced by diverse actors.

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


I analyse how knowledge, imagination and action are co-produced by diverse actors at the interface between knowledge and governance for sustainability transformations. I look at both sides of the 'power-knowledge' co-production loop: how certain forms of knowledge help construct, maintain and contest sustainability policies and practices, and how political and sociotechnical imaginaries direct sustainability science and research. I am interested in how the plurality of sustainability visions, knowledges and practices across different governance fields, societal actors and epistemic cultures comes together and falls apart in the Global North and South.

Publications (selected)

Sokolova, T. (2023) Co-producing 'The Future(s) We Want': How does political imagination translate into democratised knowledge-action models for sustainability transformations? Environmental Science and Policy, 144, pp. 162-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2023.03.018 External link.

Sokolova, T., Gallardo Fernández, G. L. & Saunders, F. (2020). Introduction: Learning to Learn from the Complex Interactions and Dilemmas of Field Research. In: Gallardo Fernández, G. L., Saunders, F. & Sokolova, T. eds. (2020). Co-creating Actionable Science : Reflections from the Global North and South. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1–12.

Gallardo F., G. L. & Saunders, F. & Sokolova, T. & Börebäck, K. & van Laerhoven, F. & Kokko, S. & Tuvendal, M., (2017) “We adapt … but is it good or bad? Locating the political ecology and social-ecological systems debate in reindeer herding in the Swedish Sub-Arctic”, Journal of Political Ecology 24(1), p.667-691. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/v24i1.20960 External link.

Sokolova, Tatiana (2014) Indigenous, Local, Sustainable? Reflections on the Relevance of ‘Indigenous’ Discourse for Sustainability. In J. Gärdebo, M.-B. Öhman, & H. Maruyama (Eds.), Re: Mindings: Co-constituting indigenous, academic, artistic knowledges (pp. 143–152). The Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University.

Sokolova, Tatiana, Wouter Blankestijn and Ksenia Zakharova (2021) ‘Inheriting the Pandora Box: Environmental Impacts of the Soviet Industrial Legacy’. Baltic Worlds (Online). https://balticworlds.com/inheriting-the-pandora-box-environmental-impacts-of-the-soviet-industrial-legacy/

Faber, Hugo et al. (2023) ‘The politics of environmental knowledge: Shaping environments through research, art and activism External link.’. Baltic Worlds (Online).

Sokolova, Tatiana, Nejadibabadaei, Oldouz, Fortes, Bartira (2024) The Anthropocene? Knowledge and practice in times and places of unravelling External link, opens in new window.. Baltic Worlds (Online).

News items and discussions

Tatiana Sokolova (2021). Forskning är alltid politisk – den sker inte i ett vakuum (Debattartikel External link.).

The role of arts in the creation of a sustainable society. External link. Interview with the organisers of The Politics of Environmental Knowledge conference, Södertörn and Färgfabriken, 23-24 May 2022.

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The researcher is not participating in any projects at this moment.