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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Linda Soneryd

Visiting Researcher
Governing futures: science, democracy and innovation in the 21st century


  • Participatory governance and forms for organising participation
  • Sociology of the environment
  • New forms for governing science, technology and innovation


"Several of my research interests overlap with the general research agenda of THESys. My work at THESys will for example be on climate change and environmental movements with a particular focus on how meanings of climate justice are constructed in domestic and global contexts. In other on-going projects my main interests are related to how conceptions of the future gain relevance in governing the present and how various forms of agency are enacted in current forms of participatory governance." Linda Soneryd

Linda Soneryd is a lecturer in sociology and director of post graduate studies at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. She has a PhD in sociology from Örebro University (2002) and became associate professor at Stockholm University in 2008. From 2003 to 2011 she held a research position at Score (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research) and a few years she also worked as research director and deputy director there. In the Spring-Summer 2011 she was a visiting fellow in the Innovation in Governance Resarch Group, Technische Universität Berlin. Soneryd has also teached at the Sociology Department, Universität Bielefeld (2011 and 2014) and at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna (2013/2014 and 2016). During 2016 Soneryd was a guest researcher at IRI THESys, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.


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Selected Publications

Linda Soneryd & Ylva Uggla (2015) ”Green governmentality and responsibilization: new forms of governance and responses to ‘consumer responsibility’”, Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1055885

Soneryd, Linda (2015) “Technologies of participation and the making of technologized futures” in Remaking Participation. Science, Environment and Emergent Publics eds. Jason Chilvers and Matthew Kearnes, Routledge

Magnus Boström, Åsa Casula Vifell, Mikael Klintman, Linda Soneryd, Kristina Tamm Hallström and Renita Thedvall, (2015) “Social Sustainability Requires Social Sustainability: Procedural Prerequisites for Reaching Substantive Goals”, Nature and Culture, 10(2): 131-156

Metzger, Jonathan, Soneryd, Linda and Tamm Hallström, Kristina ”’Power’ is that which remains to be explained: dispelling the ominous dark matter of critical planning studies” (accepted 2015 for publication in Planning Theory) available at www.researchgate.net

Soneryd, Linda ”What’s at stake? Practices of linking actors, issues and scales in environmental politics” (accepted 2015 for publication in Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies)