Sebastian Linke

Senior Lecturer

School of Global Studies
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Sebastian Linke

PhD Associate Prof. Environmental Social Science

Room T330

Mobile: 46 (0)735736703


Research and Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Social Science
  • Science and Technology Studies; Science-Policy Studies
  • Science-policy interactions with focus on fisheries and marine governance


I received an interdisciplinary education from the Universities of Berlin, Bergen/ Norway, Jena and Bielefeld (MA in Biology 2000 from Free University of Berlin; PhD 2005 in History of Science from University of Jena/ Germany). From 2007 on I was postdoctoral researcher at the section for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Gothenburg and researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science. Since 2017 I am a lecturer in Human Ecology and Docent in Environmental Social Science.

My research centres on the relationship between science, politics, and society with a focus on fisheries and marine governance. I am interested in the interactions of different actors (scientists, policymakers and stakeholders) and the use of scientific and other knowledge in sustainable governance of environmental resources.

My current research projects investigate scientific advisory practices in fisheries and marine governance, sustainable coastal development in Sweden, and the role of the EU in global sustainable fisheries governance.