Sverker Sörlin

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sverker Sörlin is professor of Environmental History at KTH since 2002. His core area of research is in the roles and functions of knowledge in environmentally informed modern societies. Another major area of interest is research and innovation policy where he serves as a policy analyst and advisor. His current research projects encompass the science politics of climate change through the lenses of glaciology and sea ice; the emergence of and changes within environmental expertise; historical images of Arctic futures; and the environmental turn in the humanities and the social sciences. Along with his academic career Sverker Sörlin is engaged in environmental and research policy advice in Sweden and internationally. He is a regular contributor to the largest Swedish daily the Dagens Nyheter, appears frequently in the public media, has conducted film and documentary projects for national radio and television, and is a widely read science writer and author of narrative non-fiction. He leads Research Task 10: Comparative global learning: Theorizing transitions to sustainable futures and is a member of the REXSAC Executive Committee.