CEMUS Research Forum, CEFO

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About CEMUS Research Forum

CEMUS Research Forum is a transdisciplinary research forum open to researchers and PhD-students at Uppsala University, SLU and other universities in Sweden. CEFO activities focus on environment, development and sustainability studies. We collaborate with other universities and departments to enrich research education through our transdisciplinary Sustainability Seminars, PhD courses, workshops, lectures and field trips. CEFO was initiated by PhD-students, staff and students at CEMUS in 2002 as a research school between Uppsala University and Swedish Agricultural University (SLU).

For more information, please contact the chair, Anneli Ekblom (anneli.ekblom@cemus.uu.se)

What CEFO offers

CEFO participants have a chance to:

  1. Meet PhD students from other departments, to present and discuss their research in an interdisciplinary environment.
  2. Connect their research to environmental and development issues.
  3. Get credits for participating in CEFO activities (on agreement with their supervisors).
  4. Propose courses, lectures, workshops and other activities.
  5. Get a short-term position as coordinators of PhD courses.
  6. To publish in CEFO Working Paper Series and/or act as peer reviewers for the Series’ papers.
  7. To propose and produce thematic anthologies together with other peers.

CEFO Participants

Click here for profiles of current CEFO participants and alumni

How to become associated to CEFO

To become formally associated as a PhD student, please fill out the form.

Researchers and Master students are kindly requested to send a letter of interest, containing their name, department and information about their research to sachiko.ishihara@csduppsala.uu.se.

CEFO PhD Courses

PhD students associated with CEFO have proposed, developed and coordinated a variety of interdisciplinary courses over the years.

Click here for overview of CEFO past courses

CEFO Anthologies and Publication Series


The activities, courses and discussions at CEFO has resulted in some publications, namely these CEFO Anthologies. We are also currently working on an anthology “Co-creating actionable science: reflections from the field”.

Friman, E. and Gallardo F., G. L., eds. 2010. Politicized Nature: Introduction’ in Politicized Nature. Global Exchange, Resources and Power. Uppsala: Cefo Publication Series Number 2. Pp. 9-17.

Gallardo Fernández, G. 2008. From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro. Stockholm: Co-Action Publishing.

Schulz, S.L. ed., 2007. Ekokritik: Naturen i litteraturen – en antologi, CEMUS Skriftserie Nr. 1. Uppsala: Centrum för miljö- och utvecklingsstudier.

Sustainability Seminar

The seminar takes place every fortnight during term time in Baltic University Library at Centre for Sustainable Development, Villavägen 16. The first and last seminar each term includes planning discussions where PhD-students and researchers suggest future activities. In line with CEMUS practice of student-led education, all of CEFO’s activities are developed by or in close collaboration with seminar participants.

Fall Schedule 2017

The seminars will take place at Baltic University Library at Centre for Sustainable Development (Villavägen 16), unless otherwise noted. To receive information and papers for the seminars or for general inquiries, contact anneli.ekblom@cemus.uu.se. Download full schedule here.

Tues. Aug 29 10.15-12.00

Presenter: Sofia Ahlberg (Department of English, Uppsala University)

Title: Petrofiction as Genre and Methodology: Some Examples of Reading for a Post-Carbon Future

Tues 12 Sept 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Thomas Schallhart and Sachiko Ishihara (CEMUS – Centre for Environment & Development Studies, Uppsala University & SLU)

Title: The Future is not Enough: Why a variety of pedagogical methods can foster student agency for sustainable futures

Tues 26 Sept 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Jesse Schrage (CEMUS – Centre for Environment & Development Studies, Uppsala University & SLU)

Title: Decarbonizing sociologies: Exploring alternative norms, knowledge and practices for the transition out of carbon dependence

Tues 10 Oct 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter:William Powers (Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute, New York, USA)

Title: Whispering in the Giant’s Ear. A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia’s War on Globalization

13.30-15.00 Public Talk by William Powers “New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City” at Geobiblioteket

Tues 24 Oct 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Suvi Kokko (Department of Economics, SLU).

Title: Shaping Social Innovation: A Case of Rethinking Sanitation

Tues 14 Nov 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Andrew Stirling (Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex)

Title: to be confirmed.

Tues 28 Nov 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Niak Sian Koh (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University)

Title: Financing biodiversity conservation: Safeguards for biodiversity offsetting in Sweden

Tues 12 Dec 10.15 – 12.00

Presenter: Dominic Teodorescu (Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University)

Title: to be confirmed.

The presentation had to be cancelled, and moved to another date in the Spring. Instead, we will have a planning meeting for how to organize the activities in the Spring semester.

Past Seminar Schedules and Activities: