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Åsa Boholm

Professor

Åsa Boholm
Professor
Professor in social anthropology
asa.boholm@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 5186

Room number: A316
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Åsa Boholm

  • PhD in social anthropology from University of Gothenburg (1983)
  • Associate professor in social anthropology ("docent" title), University of Gothenburg (1986)
  • Professor of social anthropology at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg (2000)
  • Professor of social anthropology at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (2011)
  • Active as a researcher at the multidisciplinary research institute, Centre for Public Sector Research, University of Gothenburg (1996-2011), and director of the research program "Society and Risk" at CEFOS.


Areas of interest

Research fields range from historical anthropology, political symbolism, ritual and religion, to environmental anthropology and risk research, the latter including cultural dimensions and conceptual meanings of risk, and the communication, regulation and management of technological risks in the public domain.

Research focus is on collective beliefs and practices concerning values at stake, organizational and institutional forces and on the collusions and collisions of relative perspectives and rationalities salient in risk debates.

Areas of interest include regulation and policy issues in the public domain, contested localization of large scale facilities, environmentalism and concern for nature, public trust and citizen involvement, communication and rhetoric, and the role of science and technology in public deliberation and decision making. Regional specialization covers Sweden and Italy.

Current Research
Collaborats in the project NanoSphere: Centre for interaction and risk studies in Nano-Bio-Geo-Socio-Techno-sphere interfaces, led by Martin Hassellöv, researcher at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Gothenburg. The goal of this large multidisciplinary project is to achieve better risk assessment of nanotechnology.

The rapid and promising development of nanotechnology necessitates a simultaneous increase in knowledge about the risks of nanotech to human health, ecosystems and society. Evidence indicates that manufactured nanoparticles can have harmful effects, but knowledge about this is fragmented and sometimes contradictory. Various aspects of the development of risk management in society will be studied.

The project is conducted interdisciplinary with Chalmers University of Technology and brings together researchers from three faculties at the University of Gothenburg: natural science, medicine and social sciences.

Teaching and tutoring
 Do not teach at the moment.

 

Latest publications

Den svenska allmänhetens inställning till nanoteknik
Simon Larsson, Åsa Boholm
Sprickor i fasaden : SOM-undersökningen 2017, Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet., Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Cultural theory
Åsa Boholm
Companion to Environmental Studies, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Attitudes towards nanomaterials and nanotechnology among Swedish expert stakeholders: Risk, benefit and regulation
Simon Larsson, Åsa Boholm, Magnus Jansson
Gothenburg , Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Report 2017
Report

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2001

Managing the present through the past: Resurrecting Rome for the unification of Italy
Åsa Boholm
Organizing Metropolitan Space and Discourse, eds Czarniawska & R. Solli, Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

From vision to catastrophe: A risk event in search of images
Celio Ferreira, Åsa Boholm, Ragnar Löfstedt
Risk, media and stigma, eds J. Flynn, P. Slovic & H. Kunreuther, London, Earthscan, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

Un templo de la humanidad: los significados de Roma en el Risorgimento
Åsa Boholm
Revista de Antropologia Social, Journal article 2001
Journal article

2000

Siting the West Coast Rail
Åsa Boholm
National objectives - local objections: Railway modernization in Sweden, ed. Å. Boholm, Göteborg, CEFOS, Chapter in book 2000
Chapter in book

Perceived benefits and negative consequences on the new rail
Åsa Boholm
National objectives- local objections: Railway modernization in Sweden, ed. Å. Boholm, Göteborg, CEFOS, Chapter in book 2000
Chapter in book

’Understanding siting controversy: the case of the West Coast Railway
Åsa Boholm, Marcia Grimes
Proceedings from the ESREL 2000 and SRA – Europe Annual Conference on Foresight and Precaution, Edinburgh, UK, 14-17 May, Conference paper 2000
Conference paper

’Understanding aspects of environmental stigma: the case of Hallandsås
Annelie Sjölander Lindqvist, Åsa Boholm, Ragnar Löfstedt
Proceedings from the ESREL 2000 and SRA – Europe Annual Conference on Foresight and Precaution, Edinburgh, UK, 14-17 May, Conference paper 2000
Conference paper

1999

Off track in Sweden
Ragnar Löfstedt, Åsa Boholm
Environment, Journal article 1999
Journal article

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