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Professor Steffen Boehm

Last modified: March 12, 2024
ACCESS Co-Investigators

Research Director, Sustainable Futures
University of Exeter


The sector(s) I work in: Academic

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About the organisation(s) I've worked for

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University of Exeter

About my experience and expertise

Personal statement:

I’m a social scientist, mostly using qualitative and theoretical approaches to gaining new insights into the dynamics between business, society and nature. I’ve worked extensively on climate change, food systems, circular economy and other domains.

I’m interested in the governance and tensions of emerging green economy approaches. I’m particularly focused on what can be called ‘environmental governance from below’, researching grassroots innovations and other bottom-up approaches to addressing the ‘grand challenges’ of our time. I also have an interest in the psychological (often unconscious) dimensions of how people try to change the world.

Key topic areas of research or interest:

Climate change
Circular economy
Food systems
Political ecology
Place-based approaches

Collaboration opportunities:

I’m always open to collaborations, PhD projects, consultancy, media work and all other forms of engagement that link to my areas of research.


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I have published 30 articles in The Conversation:

This recent essay has appeared:
Tree flexing: Forest politics and land struggles in the green economy,

Making Sense of Adaptation:
Circular Food:

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