Webinar Series Spring 2022

During spring of 2022, the SCSC will continue focusing on social resilience in crisis times. The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between the SCSC and the Social Resilience Theme launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University. The Social Resilience Theme is devoted to stimulating critical cross- and interdisciplinary research on resilience, theoretically, methodologically, and empirically. Social resilience and crises tend to be intimately intertwined with one another. With this webinar series, we welcome various audiences to participate in examining social resilience in crisis times as shaped in various contexts.

Social resilience has been understood as the “ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change” (Adger 2000). The webinar series critically considers this approach as an entry to advance social sustainability research. The series thus sheds light on the ways in which a social science perspective on resilience distinguishes itself from other disciplinary understandings. That is, when is resilience ‘social’ and how do various disciplines render the notion meaningful?

With the series, we wish to promote the development of critical scholarship and establish an interdisciplinary network of scholars interested in pursuing research on social resilience in crisis times. During four webinars in spring 2022 Swedish and international scholars will discuss crisis and social resilience in relation to the topics of Climate, Gender, Work, Communication

Please click on each webinar’s link (available within short) to read the abstract and attend on Zoom. 

WEBINAR 2022:1 (the sixth social resilience webinar)

Climate, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 10, 14.15-16.00


Helen Avery, researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund university, Sweden.

Cristobal Diaz Martinez, Phd in Planning Studies and member of research group Cities, Governance and Planning, UCL- University College London, UK.

Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, (TUED), US.

Juan Antonio Samper, Doctoral Student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden. 


Patric Nordbeck, Postdoctoral Researcher at the department for Psychology, Lund university, Sweden.

WEBINAR 2022: 2 (the seventh social resilience webinar)

Gender, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 24, 14.14-16.00


Cristian Norocel, Associate Senior Lecturer at the department for Gender Studies, Lund university.

Sara Kauko, Postdoctoral Researcher at the department for Gender Studies, Lund University.

Claudia Di Matteo, Doctoral Student at the School of Social Work, Lund university.


Helle Rydström, Professor at the department for Gender Studies, Lund university.

WEBINAR 2022: 3 (the eighth social resilience webinar)

Work, Crisis, Social Resilience

April 28, 14.15-15.00


Rebecca Prentice, Reader in Anthropology and International Development, University of Sussex.

Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management, Lincoln International Business School, Lincoln university.

Christopher Mathieu, Associate professor in Organisational and Labour Sociology, Lund university.

Angie Ngọc Trần, Professor, Political Economy, California State University


Teres Hjärpe, Dr. in Social Work and coordinator for social science resilience research, Lund university.

WEBINAR 2022:4 (the ninth social resilience webinar)

Communication, Crisis, Social Resilience

May 19, 12.30-14.30


Dewald van Niekerk, Professor, Head of African Centre for Disaster Studies at North West university, SA.

Annette Hill, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, Lund university, SWE

Marlene Wiggill, Associate professor in Strategic Communication, Lund university.


Liv Gaborit, Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Anthropology, Lund university.

February 18, 2022

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