Martin Hultman

Associate professor in science-, technology- and environmental studies at the Department of Technology Management and Economics.

Why don't we act when we have known the challenges of climate change for over thirty years? Such are the questions Hultman deal with in his research when doing in-depth empirical studies analysed from an inter-disciplinary knowledge base.

Hultman is widely published in energy, climate and environmental issues in journals such as Environmental Humanities, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, History & Technology, and Hydrogen Energy. Especially notable are the articles ‘The Making of an Environmental Hero: A History of Ecomodern Masculinity, Fuel Cells and Arnold Schwarzenegger’ and ‘A green fatwā? Climate change as a threat to the masculinity of industrial modernity’ then the books Discourses of Global Climate Change and Ecological Masculinities. As part of his academic work he publish chronicles in a wide range of newspapers and give public lectures commenting on contemporary politics. Hultman leads three research groups analyzing ‘gender and energy’, ‘ecopreneurship in circular economies’ and ‘climate change denial’.

Selected publications

Krange, O. Kaltenborn, B.& Hultman, M. (2019). “Cool Dudes in Norway: Climate Change  denial among conservative Norwegian Men”. Environmental Sociology.

Hultman, Martin and Paul Pulé (2018), Ecological Masculinities

Hultman, M. & Pulé, P. Ecological Masculinities: A Response to the Manthropocene Question?   Gottzén, L., Mellström, U. & Shefer, T. (2019) Routledge International Handbook of   Masculinity Studies

Henriksson, M., Hultman, M., Johansson, N., Kaijser, A., & Wallsten, B. (2019). Social and ecological entrepreneurship in a circular economy: the need for understanding  transitional agency. In A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship. Edward   Elgar Publishing.

Hultman, M., Björk A. & Viinikka, T.  (2019), “Far-right and climate change denial. Denouncing  environmental challenges via anti-establishment rhetoric, marketing of doubts,  industrial/breadwinner masculinities enactments and ethno-nationalism.”. In Contemporary Environmental Communication by the Far Right in Europe ed. Forchtner, Kølvraa & Wodak London: Routledge

Hultman, Martin, Charlotte Rydström & Pia Tingvall (2018)Localizing the economy: rural development in Östergötland” in ed. Gert-Jan Hospers, Josefina Syssner Dealing with Urban and Rural Shrinkage: Formal and Informal Strategies LIT  Verlag       Münster


Hultman, (2017) “Exploring industrial, ecomodern, and ecological masculinities” in Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment Edited by Sherilyn MacGregor, Routledge:  London

Hultman, (2017) “Natures of masculinities: conceptualising industrial, ecomodern and ecological masculinities” in Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations, Edited by Susan Buckingham and Virginie le Masson, Routledge: London

Anshelm, J., & Hultman, M. (2014). A green fatwā? Climate change as a threat to the masculinity of industrial modernity. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 9(2), 84-96.


Anshelm, Jonas and Martin Hultman (2014), Discourses of Global Climate Change

Hultman, Martin (2013)”The Making of an Environmental Hero: A History of Ecomodern Masculinity, Fuel Cells and Arnold Schwarzenegger”, Environmental Humanities 2: 83-103.

Hultman, Martin, and Christer Nordlund (2013)”Energizing technology: expectations of fuel cells   and the hydrogen economy, 1990–2005”, History and Technology 29(1): 33-53.

 Hultman, Martin, and Ali Yaras (2012) ”The socio-technological history of hydrogen and fuel cells in Sweden 1978–2005; mapping the innovation trajectory”, International      journal of hydrogen energy 37(17): 12043-12053


Keynote, “The 5th International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities: Men who care”  




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