Gloria L Gallardo Fernandez: Professor of Environmental Science, specialising in development and global studies. Her research examines the use of natural resources in the interface between the rural and the global, and the redefinition of marine and land ownership/access, focusing on agro-pastoral commons and small-scale fisheries. Her research journey started in Chile and the subject of Sociology. One theme in her research has been a global perspective, with a strong focus on the mutual relationship between the economically rich north and the poor south.

Björn Hassler: Professor of Environmental Science, with a background in political science. His research relates to different aspects of cooperation between states, relating to environmental issues in the Baltic Sea region. He currently works primarily on environmental policy in relation to cooperation between Baltic nations regarding reductions in overfishing and eutrophication, as well as the physical planning of marine environments in the Baltic Sea region.

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback: Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University. Her fields of research include phenomenology, hermeneutics, existential philosophy and the links between philosophy and art. She has also examined the philosophy of exile and the need to reformulate the concept of existence based upon the experience of exile. Recently, she has explored the new forms of fascism she sees emerging around the globe, which she calls the fascism of ambiguity. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback has published numerous books, of which the most recent is Ex Brasilis: brev från pandemin.

Lovisa Bergdahl: Associate Professor of Education. Lovisa Bergdahl’s research interests include the role of school in the creation of community, the significance of the senses and the body in in-school education, the role of the teacher in a time when authority is in crisis, and the linguistic coding of teaching in the subject of Religion. She is currently involved in two research projects: Fostrans former where they study the role of the body and senses in teaching and learning that focuses on dealing with value conflicts; and Hur kan skolan minska ojämlika utbildningsmöjligheter, which asks how schools can reduce inequality in educational opportunities.