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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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1999

Issues of risk, trust and knowledge: The Hallandsås tunnel case
Åsa Boholm, Ragnar Löfstedt
Ambio, Journal article 1999
Journal article

1998

Visual images and risk messages: Commemorating Chernobyl
Åsa Boholm
Risk Decision and Policy, Journal article 1998
Journal article

Comparative studies of risk perception: A review of twenty years of re-search
Åsa Boholm
Journal of Risk Research , Journal article 1998
Journal article

The successor of St. Peter: incorporated meanings and textual symbolism in medieval inaugurations
Åsa Boholm
Social Anthropology, The Journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Journal article 1998
Journal article

1997

Re-invented histories: medieval Rome as memorial landscape
Åsa Boholm
Ecumene, Journal article 1997
Journal article

1996

Political ritual as image-making: Medieval Rome and the Charisma of Cola di Rienzo
Åsa Boholm
Political Ritual, ed. Å. Boholm, Göteborg, IASSA, Chapter in book 1996
Chapter in book

Political ritual
Åsa Boholm
Göteborg, IASSA, Edited book 1996
Edited book

The many faces of the cultural theory of risk. An anthropological critique
Åsa Boholm
Proceedings, Risk in a Modern Society: Lessons from Europe, 3-5 June 1996, University of Surrey, Guildford, Conference paper 1996
Conference paper

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