Lynn Åkesson

Senior Professor, Director, LU Futura


Empirically speaking, my research career has been varied to say the least. The common link between all the fields I have studied is an interest in drawing boundaries, exclusion, normality and divergence. It links my thesis on bygdeoriginal, ‘local eccentrics’, and my research projects on genetics and genetic engineering, death and burial, and now refuse and waste. In general I am a keen advocate of interdisciplinary cooperation.

Externally funded research projects since 1993:

* Kroppens förvandlingar, FRN 1993-1996.
* Genetik, genteknik och vardagsetik, Riksbanken 1997-2000.
* Bodily Commodities: A Comparative Study of Moral Concerns. Nordic research project 2000-2002.
* Educating the European Public on Biotechnology. EU project 1999-2002.
* Bioteknik, kunskap och kultur, HSFR 2001-2002.
* Biovetenskaplig kunskapsproduktion, Erik Philip Sörensen Foundation 2001-2002.
* Ritualernas marknad - en etnologisk studie av livscykelsrit och avlivscykelsrit och upplevelseindustri, Swedish Research Council 2003-2005.
* Sopornas Universum. En etnologisk studie av kulturell nedbrytning. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2005-2006.
* Towards Sustainable Waste Management. Multi-disciplinary research project. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 2006- . Project manager of sub-project ‘Sorting Things Out: Cultural categories of waste’.

Recent research outputs

Marie Cronqvist & Lynn Åkesson, 2014 Dec 22, Sydsvenska dagbladet.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Berggren, L., Peter Gärdenfors, Thomas Kaiserfeld, Kristina Lundblad, Rikard Schönström & Lynn Åkesson, 2014 Mar 5, Helsingborgs Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Lynn Åkesson, 2014, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. 58 p. (Towards sustainable waste management / IVL-report C69; vol. C69)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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