My research focuses on the politics of sustainability knowledge and action. I analyse 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. My PhD project aims to explore the interplay between sustainability policy, public research finance and collaborative/transdisciplinary research practice in the Baltic Sea Region. I am interested in how the plurality of sustainability visions, knowledges and practices across multiple governance levels, societal actors and epistemic cultures comes together and falls apart in Western democracies, but also in the connection between epistemic and environmental justice in the relationships between Global North and South.
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.