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 a vareity of journals, then more than ten books and his work is translated to seven languages. As part of his academic work he publish chronicles in a wide range of newspapers and give public lectures commenting on contemporary politics. Current book projects are (fortcoming) Denial – Obstruction – Inertia: Explaining Inaction on Climate Science and (fortcoming) Ecopedagogy for Rights of Nature. Enabling a regenerative Circular Economy.

Hultman leads three research groups analyzing ‘gender and energy’, ‘ecopreneurship in circular economies’ and ‘climate change denial’. He is head of the global research network Center for Studies of Climate Change Denial (CEFORCED) and is part of the management team for the international research project Empower All.

Hultman has been awarded Vattenfall's Marie Nisser's scholarship in 2014, choose as Future Research Leader 2018, selected as the most influential academic in the University of Gothenburg in 2019 and awarded Alumn of the Year 2021 at Linköping University.




Hultman, Forchtner, Jylhä & Ekberg (fortcoming). Denial – Obstruction – Inertia: Explaining Inaction on Climate ScienceRoutledge. London


Hultman, M., Kall, A-S. & Anshelm, J., (2021) Att ställa frågan. Att våga omställning. Birgitta  Hambraeus och Birgitta Dahl i den svenska energi- och miljöpolitiken 1971-1991.  Arkiv förlag. Lund


Men, Masculinities, and Earth Contending with the  (m)Anthropocene. London. Palgrave



ll, Daniel, Kjelll Vowles & Martin Hultman (2020), Upphettning. Demokratin i klimatkrisens  tid. Fri Tanke förl



Berg, Nikolas, Ingrid Berg & Martin Hultman (2019), Naturens rättigheter, Universum för




, Martin and Paul Pulé (2018), EcologicalMasculinities, Routledge: London


Hultman, Martin (2015), Den inställda omställningen. Svensk energi- och miljöpolitik i möjligheternas tid 1980-1991,Gidlund


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


Åsberg, Cissi, Hultman, Martin & Lee, Francis (2012), Posthumanistiska nyckeltexter,   Lund:Studentlitterat



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Hultman, M (2021) ”Ökologische Männlichkeiten: Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Normalität?”  ZDfm–Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und-management Vol. 6 Nr. 1 pp. 8-22


Vowles, K. & Hultman, M. (2021) “Scare-quoting climate: The rapid rise of climate denial in the  Swedish far-right media ecosystem. Nordic Journal of Media Studies Vol. 3 Nr. 1 pp.  79-95


Humanities and Social Sciences Communications Vol. 8 Nr. DOI:            110.1057/s41599-021-0



Ekberg, K & Hultman “A Question of Utter Importance: The Early History of Climate Change and  Energy Policy in Sweden, 1974–1983”. Environment and History DOI:  10.3197/096734021X16245313030028



oddard, Isak, ...Martin Hultman, et. al.  (2021) “Three decades of climate mitigation: why  haven’t we bent the emissions curve?” Annual Review of Environment and Resources,  Volume 46 pp. 653-689


Hultman, M. (2020). El viaje de la derecha nacionalista al ecocidio.: El caso de los Demócratas de    Suecia (Sverigedemokraterna). Ecología política, (59), 101-106.


Hultman M., Pulé P. (2020) “Ecological masculinities: a response to societal crisises of our time/Экологическая маскулинность: ответ на социальныекризисы нашего  времени”. Population. Vol. 23. No. 2. P. 61-71. DOI:



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


Kall, A. S., & Hultman, M. (2018). ”Women for peace and small scale renewables. Anti-nuclear  mobilization in 1970s Sweden” La camera blu. Rivista di studi di genere, (18).


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.


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


Anthology chapters in edited


R Hedenqvist, PM Pulé, V Vetterfalk, M Hultman (2021) “When gender equality and Earth care   meet. Ecological masculinities in practice” in Annica Kronsell, Gunnhildur Lily  Magnusdottir ed. Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in     Industrialized States. Routledge. London pp. 207-225 (chapter 12)



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


Hultman, M., Björk A. & Viinikka, T.  (2019), “The Far Right and Climate Change Denial. Denouncing  environmental challenges via anti-establishment rhetoric, marketing of doubts,  industrial/breadwinner masculinities enactments and ethno-nationalism.”. In The Far  Right and the Environment Politics, Discourse and Communication Ed. By Bernhard  Forchtner London: Ro





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


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




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