Dr Stina Powell - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Stina Powell

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr Stina Powell is a researcher and Head of Division at the Division of Environmental Communication within the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Stina’s research has a specific focus on gender and academic organisations and feminist perspectives on environmental governance and sustainable development. Her teaching focuses are on gender, organizations and environment at Master and graduate level. Stina has obtained Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Communication from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and prior to this she was awarded a Master of Science in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies from Uppsala University. Stina’s PhD thesis examined how gender equality measures and discourses are reconciled with notions of merit in academia.


Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Master of Science in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies, Uppsala University.

Teaching areas
  • Gender and sustainability
  • Gender and academia
  • Organisations
  • Environmental issues
Research areas
  • Academic organisations and feminist perspectives
  • Environmental governance
  • Sustainable development
Key Research Publications

Powell, N, Klocker Larsen, R, Powell, S, & De bruin, A 2017, ‘Water Security in Times of Climate Change and Intractability: Reconciling Conflict by Transforming Security Concerns into Equity Concerns’, Water, vol. 9(12), pp. 934.

Powell S, Ah-King, M, Hussenius, A 2017, ‘Are we to become a gender university? Facets of resistance to a gender equality project’, Gender, Work and Organization.

Powell, S & Ah-King, M 2013, ‘A case study of integrating gender perspectives in teaching and in subject content at a natural science university in Sweden’, International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 1.

Klocker Larsen, R, Powell, S, Peterson, T & Sriskandarajah, N 2010, ‘Towards a learning model of ICT application for development: Lessons from a networked dialogue in Sweden’, Information Communication and Society, vol. 13(1), pp. 1.

Contact Dr Stina Powell via email SoSSAdmin@usc.edu.au.