Bronislaw Szerszynski

Bronislaw Szerszynski

Education:

PhD, Sociology (on the moral discourse of the environmental movement), Lancaster University (1989 – 1993)

BA Hons, Independent Studies (in the environmental humanities), Lancaster University (1986 –1989)

Prior Work:

Lecturer at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University (September 2000-December 2005)

Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC) (August 1998 – August 2000)

Research Associate (as Principal Applicant) on ESRC-funded project Global Citizenship, the Environment and the Mass Media, CSEC, Lancaster University (July 1997 – July 1998)

Research Associate on ESRC-funded research programme Science, Culture and the Environment, CSEC, Lancaster University (April 1994 – June 1997)

Research Fellow at European University Institute, Florence on five-nation EU-funded project Framing and Communicating Environmental Issues (November 1992 – March 1994)

Current Employment/Responsibilities:

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Sociology, Lancaster University

Areas of Research Interest:

Bronislaw Szerszynski’s research focuses on the changing relations between humans, environment and technology, drawing on qualitative sociological research, social theory and the environmental humanities. He is author of Nature, Technology and the Sacred (2005), and co-editor of Risk, Environment and Modernity (1996) Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics (2003), Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance (2003).  He also guest-edited special double issues of Ecotheology on ‘Ecotheology and Postmodernity’ (2004), and Theory Culture and Society (2010, with John Urry) on ‘Changing Climates’. His current research topics include the Anthropocene, climate geoengineering and discourses of techno-social transition to a ‘green economy’.