Associate professor

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Staff profile

Victor Galaz is deputy science director and an associate professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre

Profile summary

  • Political science
  • Global environmental governance
  • Planetary boundaries
  • Financial systems
  • Emerging technologies
  • Environmental change and human health

Victor is one of SRC’s deputy science directors, a position he has held since 2015, which entails securing that our unique and successful research organization and culture continues to flourish. His research deals with the governance challenges associated with planetary boundaries and the Earth system, including complex social-ecological systems and globally networked risks. In the latest years, he has studied the importance of global networks for dealing with large-sale surprises, and the role of financial actors and capital for changes in the biosphere and the Earth system.

Victor obtained combined environmental and political sciences Bachelor’s degrees. He was granted a PhD in political science in 2006 from the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University. Victor received an associate professor (docent) position in 2012, and a senior lecturer position in 2013.

Victor also engages with a number of different academic positions outside of the SRC:

  • Acting Executive Director, Global Economical Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2014-2015)
  • Commissioner and Working Group Leader for Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Human Health with University College London (UK) and Tsinghua University (China) (2013-2015)
  • Member of the Convention on Biological Diversity Liaison Expert group on geo-engineering (2011-2012)
  • Coordinator for Earth System Governance Research Centre Stockholm (Earth System Governance project, IHDP) (2009-)

Diego Galafassi, PhD candidate
Ami Golland, PhD candidate

Galaz, Victor

Publications by Galaz, Victor

Galaz, Victor

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