Chad Boda

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bachelor's of Science, Master's of Science

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Human Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Physical Geography
  • Ecology


  • Climate Change, Social Movements, Political Economy, Sustainability Science, Conservation science


My research focuses on a variety of issues under the broad topic of Sustainable Development. As a sustainability scientist, I work interdisciplinarily and combine conservation sciences, political economy and social movement studies to understand and identify solutions to sustainable development problems. I am currently working on a four year project investigating concepts, metrics and policies related to the disproportionate impacts of climate change extreme events (DICE), involving collaboration with research institutes in the USA and Bangladesh. I am also working on a year long seed-grant aimed at building research capacity on farmer organization, mobilization and political opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, I am currently coordinating an advanced study group at the Lund University Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies named Civil Society and Sustainability Studies (CIVICSUS) which is exploring the question "How can scientific knowledge of sustainability contribute to social movements for sustainability?".  


Beyond my research I also teach for a variety of courses for the Lund University International Master’s Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES), including:

  • MESS31- Earth System Science
  • MESS32- Social Theory and Sustainability
  • MESS33- Sustainability Science
  • MESS34- Governance and Sustainability
  • MESS35- Urban and Rural Systems and Sustainability
  • MESS36- Economy and Sustainability; Lead coordinator
  • MESS50- Deciphering Landscape; Lead coordinator; elective course.

As well as other Lund University Departments:

  • SGEL49- Sustainable development from a global, regional and local perspective; Undergraduate course, KEG, LU
  • SIMP 35- Theories and Issues in Development; Graduate School, Faculty of Social Science, LU


I work with a variety of organizations outside of the LUCSUS center. Some of the latest or ongoing activities include:

  • Tänk H20 initiative with Sydvatten:
  • Procivitas Private Highschool, Helsingborg/Lund:
  • (Only available in Swedish)

Recent research outputs

David Harnesk, Ellinor Isgren, Chad Boda, David O Byrne, Maryam Nastar & Mine Islar, 2019 Nov 4, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Debatt.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Chad Boda & Faran, T., 2019 Nov 1, In : Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences. 3, 2, p. 21-35 15 p.

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