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Kristoffer Ekberg

Lund University

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Kristoffer Ekberg is an Associate Senior Lecturer at the division of Human Ecology at Lund University and is an historian focusing on environmental history, political history, and social movements. His research focuses broadly on the intersection between business strategies and environmental movements and politics. He is currently engaged in a project on petroculture where he analyses how oil dependency is framed in a protest event in late 1980s Sweden. Further he is also engaged in different projects analysing climate change politics and the strategies of business and neoliberal actors in the Nordics.

Apart from an interest in climate obstruction he has worked on the history of environmental movements and intentional communities as well as utopian thinking.

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Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics History Public opinion Social movements

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Ekberg, Kristoffer, et al. Climate Obstruction: How Denial, Delay and Inaction Are Heating the Planet. Taylor & Francis, 2022. Print.


Ekberg, Kristoffer, and Andrés Brink Pinto. “Crafting counter frames: Shell’s corporate strategies in the Nigeria campaign, 1995–1998.” The Extractive Industries and Society 13 (2023): 101207. Print.

Ekberg, Kristoffer, and Victor Pressfeldt. “A Road to Denial: Climate Change and Neoliberal Thought in Sweden, 1988–2000.” Contemporary European History 31.4 (2022): 627-44. Print.

Ekberg, K. & Hultman, M, ‘A Question of Utter Importance: The Early History of Climate Change and Energy Policy in Sweden, 1974–1983” Environment and History, 2021

Plehwe, D., Goldenbaum, M., Ramanujam, M., McKie, R., Moreno, J., Ekberg, K., Hall, G., Araldi, L., Walker, J., Brulle, R., Neujeffski, M., Graham, N., and Hrubes, M.. 2021. “The Mises Network and Climate Policy.” Policy Briefing, The Climate Social Science Network. July 2021.