PhD Candidate in Media- and Communication, Stockholm University

Born in 1985.  Master of Science in Global Studies (specialising in Human Ecology) from the University of Gothenburg and a Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Applied Sciences Windesheim.

Dissertation Project

Climate change is increasingly becoming a defining feature of our era. Yet, due to its abstract nature, the idea of climate change can receive very different meanings depending on its context. The study therefore explores climate change in the everyday lives of residents in Stockholm and Amsterdam. By giving voice to the “climate stories” of individuals, I shed light on the transformative power of climate change and how it is used for interpretation and mobilisation through an everyday micro-level perspective. This relates for example to how individuals feel about climate change and what kind of concerns, values, and actions climate change may/may not inform. The study unfolds through a qualitative approach using photo-elicitation (the participants take photographs in their everyday contexts) and interviews.

Areas of Interest

Climate Change, Climate Change and Social Change, Environmental Communication, Media and Environment, Anthropocene, Sustainable Development, Journalism

Supervisors

Professor Miyase Christensen
Professor Kristina Riegert

Contact

tom.buurman@ims.su.se
+46 72 53 45 595