Lea Fünfschilling

Lea Fünfschilling

Associate professor, Senior lecturer

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Lea Fünfschilling is an associate professor (docent) at the Department of Sociology as well as a member of CIRCLE (Center for Innovation) at Lund University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Basel in Switzerland. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, located at the intersection of sociology and science- and technology studies. In particular, she has contributed to the development of a distinctly institutional perspective on sustainability transitions.

She is the coordinator of the Swedish Transformative Innovation Policy Platform (STIPP) and was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant for the project ‘ENDINGS – Towards a theory of endings in innovation studies' (2023-2027).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology

Free keywords

  • Innovation Studies
  • institutional theory
  • sustainability transitions


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