Wiebren J. Boonstra

Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Stockholm University

In 2000 I graduated for my MSc in Development Studies at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In 2016 I obtained a PhD in Rural Sociology also from Wageningen University. Since then I have been working as a researcher at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. Currently I am an associate Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and a lecturer at Uppsala University. I study how primary resource users, such as farmers and fishers, respond to social and ecological changes. My research is located in Europe, Africa and Asia. Currently I am a visiting professor at Rutgers University in the USA, where I study the influence of resentment on rural development.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Rural sociology, Stockholm University


  • 2016 
    Stockholm University, Associate Professorship/Sociology