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Annica Kronsell


Political Science

From March 1, 2018 Annica Kronsell holds the Chair of Environmental Social Science at School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, she remains part-time with Lund university during 2018. Her new e-mail address is Annica [dot] Kronsell [at] gu [dot] se

Main research and teaching areas:

  • Enviromental social science
  • Climate, Environmental and Transition Governance
  • Feminist theory, gender and intersectionality

Research and teaching profile:

Annica Kronsell has been teaching extensively in the fields of international politics, peace- and conflict studies, environmental and feminist studies.  In recent years Annica has been mostly active in graduate education and research but in the fall semester 2016 she taught the undergraduate course: Gender and International Relations.

Annica Kronsell has conducted empirical research on climate, environmental and sustainability governance in the Scandinavian and European context and published several books and articles in this field. She is involved as research leader in interdisciplinary research consortia at Lund university and with other universities. Kronsell has a theoretical interest in governance related to sustainability transitions, and in feminist institutional theory which she has also applied in research about gender in security and defense institutions published in several articles and books.

Kronsell's research engagements extend also internationally, she has been invited as guest professor, in recent years in Australia, at Monash university, Melbourne University and University of Queensland, Brisbane and previously, at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Freiburg, Germany, at Sciences Po’ in Lyon, France. Her networks include the International Studies Association, ECPRs Green politics and Gender and Politics sections, Earth System Governance, the feminist EU and feminist institutional networks. She has served as a panel member, in the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Research Council and as board member at the Defense university, the Swedish political science association, Lund University Sustainability forum, the Swedish Arts Council.

Publications in English 2018-2012 

For a complete list of publications (including in Swedish) see: Research gate or LUP

Journal Articles:

Kronsell, Annica and Mukhtar-Landgren, Dalia 'Experimental Governance: The Role of Municipalities in Urban Living Labs' European Planning Studies

Bergman-Rosamond, Annika and Kronsell, Annica 'Cosmopolitan Militaries and Dialogic Peacekeeping: Danish and Swedish Women Soldiers in Afghanistan', International Feminist Journal of Politics, (20) 3 Available online.

Bulkeley, Harriet et al (2016) 'Urban Living Labs: Governing Urban Sustainability Transitions', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 22: 13-17.

Magnusdottír, Gunnhildur and Annica Kronsell (2016) 'The double democratic deficit in climate policy-making by the EU Commission', Femina Politica, 25(2): 64-77.

Anna Kaijser and Annica Kronsell (2016) 'Who gets to know about nature? Biodiversity and ecosystem services through an intersectional lens,' Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg), 22(2): 41-67.

Kronsell, Annica (2015) 'The Power of EU Masculinities: A Feminist Contribution to European Integration' Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(1): 104-120.

Kronsell, Annica, Smidfelt Rosqvist Lena, Winslott Hiselius, Lena (2015) Achieving climate objectives in transport policy by including women and challenging gender norms – the Swedish case, International Journal of Sustainable Transport,

Kronsell, Annica (2015) ‘Sexed Bodies and Military Institutions: Gender Path Dependency in EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy’, Men and Masculinities 

Magnusdottir, Gunnhildur and Annica Kronsell (2015) ’The (In)visibility of Gender in Scandinavian Climate Policy-making’, International Feminist Journal of Politics,Volume 17, Issue 2.  

Kaijser, Anna and Annica Kronsell (2013) ’Climate Change through the lens of intersectionality’, Environmental Politics, 23(3) 417 – 433. 

Kronsell, Annica (2013) ’Gender and Transition in Climate Governance’, Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, 7(June): 1-15. 

Kronsell, Annica (2013) ’Legitimacy for climate policy: politics and participation in the Green City of Freiburg’, Local Environment, 18(8): 965- 982. 


Bäckstrand, Karin and Kronsell, Annica (eds) (2015) Rethinking the Green State. Environmental governance towards climate and sustainability transitions, London and New York: Routledge, Earthscan.

Kronsell, Annica (2012) Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense. Militarism and Peacekeeping, Oxford: Oxford University Press. As  E-Book at Lund University.

Kronsell, Annica and Erica Svedberg (eds) (2011) Making Gender, Making War: violence, military and peacekeeping practices, London and New York: Routledge. To PDF of Book.

Other relevant publications in English:

Theoretical Framework – Working Paper on Urban Living Labs and Urban Sustainability Transitions ​

Mukthar-Landgren et al 2016 Institutional conditions for integrated mobility services. Towards a framework for analysis. K2 Working Paper Series.

Selected book chapters in English:

Kronsell, Annica (2017) ‘The contribution of feminist perspectives to climate governance’ in Susan Buckingham and Virginie Le Masson (eds) Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations Routledge.

Kronsell, Annica and Ian Manners (2015) ‘Single Policy Study: Three Variations in Design’, Lynggaard, Manners and Lofgren (eds) Research Methods in European Union Studies, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Kronsell, Annica and Helena Stensöta (2015) ‘The Green State and Emphatic Rationality’ in Bäckstrand and Kronsell (eds) (2015) Rethinking the Green State.




Annica Kronsell
E-mail: annica [dot] kronsell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 89 44




I am a political scientist who value interdisciplinarity, burns for environmental and feminist issues and hope to make an important contribution to academia and society with my research.

Ongoing Research Projects

Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions (GUST) 

Green Industrial Transitions (GIST)

Institutional Frameworks for Integrated Mobility Services in future cities (IRIMS)

Gender Equality and Increased Energy efficiency in the Transport Sector (JET)

New Nordic Ways to Green Growth (NOWAGG)

Climate politics, feminist and intersectional perspectives

Research groups

Environmental Politics Research Group EPRG

Gender and politics

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences