Erica von Essen
Erica von Essen is a postdoc researcher with the Environmental Communication Division. Her research is on human-wildlife conflicts, hunting and animal ethics. Her Ph.D. thesis was on illegal hunting as a form of dissent in the Nordic countries.
She is published within criminology, philosophy, wildlife management, animal ethics and communication journals in particular. Her theoretical tracts include citizens' contestation on environmental issues; political animal theory, and premises for constructive engagement of citizens in wildlife management contexts.
Deliberative democracy, the systemic turn in deliberation, and Habermas' critical theory collectively foreground her epistemological normativity across these topics.
Course leader for Interdisciplinary Practice (Sustainable Development masters program, Uppsala University/Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) March-June, 2016-2017, 15 credits
Recurring lecturer, group project supervisor for Environmental Communication and Management Masters programme, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sustainable Development Masters Program various lectures, e.g. introduction module.
Lecturer for masters course The Process of Research: Methods, Data Analysis and Scientific Writing (15 hp)
Group project supervisor for project management and communication for agronomists (20hp)
Lecturer for Climate Change Leadership (Uppsala University, 2016)
Lecturer for Landscape Architecture Writing Module (Autumn 2017)Winner of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences’ Pedagogical Award 2017
Teaching training courses
SIDA Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (Birmingham City University, February-April, 2013)
Course in Grading and Assessment (SLU, September, 2013)
Teaching in Higher Education, basic course (SLU, February-April, 2015)
Teaching in higher education, advanced course (SLU, January-February, 2017)
Course in doctoral supervision (SLU, February-May, 2017)
Course in case-based teaching (SLU, April 2017)
Course in Pedagogical Portfolio Presentation (SLU, May-September 2017)
November 2016-November 2018: Erica is conducting research on the challenges to the contemporary Nordic hunting ethic. The research has a project page here.
Swedish Hunting Association, National Hunters' Association, Nordic Hunters' Alliance, The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation, SKANDULV, European Network for Environmental Ethics, International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASA)
Ph.D. in Environmental Communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (September 2016)
MSc in Sustainable Development, Uppsala University (2012)
Bachelor soc. science in geography from Uppsala University (2010)
Masters thesis supervision within Environmental Communication and Management (ECM) and Sustainable Development (SD):
Ilektra Theodorakea, ECM (spring term 2014)
Jamieson Bray, SD (spring term 2015)
Marin Tournier, SD (spring term 2015)
Lina Cederlöf, ECM (spring term 2015)
Sara Andersson, ECM (spring term 2015)
Sara Garrido Espinosa, ECM (spring term 2016)
Amalia Björnegran, (SD, 2017)
Julia Rouet-Ledouc (SD, spring 2017):
Nyashadzashe Marecha, ECM, The constitutive dimensions of the human wildlife conflict situation: A case study of Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe (2017)
Larissa Kwiatkowski, SD, Paths to Meaningful Youth Involvementat International Climate Change Negotiations COP22 in Marrakesh (2017)
Therese Åhlvik, ECM (spring term 2017-)
Tea Tawas, ECM (spring term 2017-)
Publikationer i urval
Peer-reviewed publications under review:
Rouet-Leduc, J. von Essen, E. 2017. The Compromises of Rewilding in Swedish Laponia : Implications for Nature Reconciliation. Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies: SI: People-Nature Reconciliation [under review]
Allen, M.P. von Essen, E. 2017. Consulting with Animals: Caste and Social Mobility in the Zoopolis. Philosophy in the Contemporary World [under review]
Allen, M.P. von Essen, E. 2017. Deliberating Conflicting Ideals of Interspecies Justice. Politics & Animals [under review]
Allen, M.P. von Essen, E. 2017. Do Animals have Interests in Republican Liberty? Society & Animals [under review]
von Essen, E. Allen, M.P. 2017. On A Species’ Right to Exist: Bridging Language in Wildlife Conservation Disputes. Trace [under review]
Allen, M.P. von Essen, E. 2017. Religion and the Political Turn in Animal Ethics: Animal Belonging and Participation from Diverse Religious Perspectives. Critical Animal Studies [under review]
Von Essen, E. Hansen, H.P. Peterson, M.N. Peterson, T.R. 2017. Discourses on Illegal Hunting in Sweden: The Meaning of Silence and Resistance. Environmental Sociology
Carter, C. Scott, A. von Essen, E. 2016. "Planning for the landscape scale in Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)." Land Use Policy [under review]
Von Essen, E. Allen, M.P. 2017. Why People-Nature Reconciliation Must be about People-People Reconciliation: Nature Reconciliation in a Philosophical Perspective. The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies [under review]
Peterson, M., Peterson, M.N., Peterson, T.R. von Essen, E. 2017. Environmental Ethics. Chapter In Silvy, N (ed). The Wildlife Techniques Manual. vol. 8. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore [forthcoming]
The Impact of Modernization on Hunting Ethics: Emerging Taboos among Contemporary Swedish Hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife..DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2018.1385111 . [forthcoming]
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P. 2017. ”Policing Peers between law and morality: A socio-legal perspective on managing misconduct in hunting. International Journal of Rural Criminology [forthcoming]
von Essen, E., M. Allen and H.P. Hansen (2017) Hunters, crown, nobles, and conservation elites: Class antagonism over the ownership of common fauna. International Journal of Cultural Property, 24(2) pp. 161-186
von Essen, E., and Allen, M.P. 2017. “From Obstructionism to Communication: Local, National and Transnational Dimensions of Contestations on the Swedish Wolf Cull Controversy” Environmental Communication. vol 11, (5): 654-666
von Essen, E. and H.P. Hansen (2016) Sport hunting and food procurement ethics. Pp. 1-7 in P. B. Thompson and D. M. Kaplan eds., Encyclopedia of food and agricultural ethics (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands)
von Essen, E. Allen, A. 2016. "The Implications of Victimhood Identity: The Case of ‘Persecution’ of Swedish Hunters." International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 6, no 2, p. 78-94
von Essen, E. Allen, A. 2016. "Interspecies Violence and Crimes of Dissent: In what Sense are Wildlife the Victims of Message-Crimes?" Green Criminology Special Issue for Critical Criminology, 25 (2), pp. 261-274
Peterson, von Essen, E., N. Hansen, H.P., Peterson, T.R. 2016. ”Illegal fishing and hunting as resistance to neo-liberal colonialism”. Crime, Law and Social Change. Special Issue: Illegal Hunting doi:10.1007/s10611-016-9664-0
Hansen, H.P. von Essen, E. Sriskandarajah, N. 2016. Citizens, Values and Experts: Stakeholders and The Inveigling Factor of Participatory Democracy. In Hansen, H.P. Nielsen, B.S. Sriskandarajah, N. Gunnarsson, E (eds.). Action Research for Democracy. Routledge: pp. 125-150
von Essen, E. 2016. Environmental Disobedience and the Dialogic Dimensions of Dissent. Democratization. DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2016.1185416
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M.N., and Peterson, T.R. 2016. Illegal Hunting: Between Social and Criminal Justice. In Donnermeyer, J. (ed). International Handbook of Rural Criminology. Routledge. (p. 319-329)
von Essen, E. 2015. “Whose discourse is it anyway? Understanding resistance through the rise of ‘barstool biology’ in nature conservation”. Journal of Environmental Communication. DOI:10.1080/17524032.2015.1042986
von Essen, E. Hansen, H.P. 2015. ”How stakeholder co-management reproduces conservation conflicts: revealing rationality problems in Swedish wolf conservation”. Conservation & Society. 13(4) p. 332-344
von Essen, E., and Allen, M.P. 2015. "Reconsidering Illegal Hunting as a Crime of Dissent: Implication for Justice and Deliberative Uptake. " Criminal Law & Philosophy:1-16. doi: 10.1007/s11572-014-9364-8.
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M.N., and Peterson, T.R. 2014. "The radicalisation of rural resistance: How hunting counterpublics in the Nordic countries contribute to illegal hunting." Journal of Rural Studies. no. 39, p. 199-209
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M.N., and Peterson, T.R. 2014. "Deconstructing the Poaching Phenomenon: A Review of Typologies for Understanding Illegal Hunting." British Journal of Criminology no. 54 (4):632-651.
Popular scientific publications
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M.N., and Peterson, T.R. 2015. ”Toward a critical and interdisciplinary understanding of illegal hunting: a synthesis of Copenhagen research workshop findings” Urban and Rural Reports. 2015:1
von Essen, E., Hansen, H.P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M.N., and Peterson, T.R. 2015. ”Moral, cultural and legal discrepancies in hunting: bridging the fault line between fair chase and ‘killing for the table’.” Conference on Environmental Communication, Boulder, Colorado. 2015.
von Essen, E. (2017). Vi måste förstå drivkrafterna. Svensk Jakt. Nr. 2. 2017, p. 21
von Essen, E (2017). Därför tar vissa jägare lagen i egna händer. Svensk Jakt. Nr. 1, 2017.
Featured in radio interviews for P4 Värmland, P4 Väst and for newspapers Jaktojägare, Sörmlandsbygden, Lant & Lantbruk (September 2016)
Jaktradion podcast interview http://jaktradion.se/ July 7, 2017
‘Slightly Evolved’ podcast interview with Toby Fountain, Episode 17 - Wildlife ethics: https://soundcloud.com/slightlyevolvedpod
Featured in debate on Danish television program “Ulvetimmen”, as respondent in expert interview (January 2016).
Listed at contact person / subject responsible for ‘large carnivore politics’ and ‘illegal hunting’ on SLU level ( 2017-)
Mentioned by media (not exhaustive list):