Dr. Steven Hartman is Founding Executive Director of the BRIDGES Sustainability Science Coalition in UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations programme, based at the BRIDGES Flagship Hub in Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory.
Dr. Hartman’s work addresses integration of the humanities in global change research, and collaboration among social and human scientists, artists, education specialists and civil society in efforts to meet sustainability challenges of the present and foreseeable future. Transdisciplinary approaches to convergent knowledge production — aimed at engaging diverse communities of interest, knowledge, practice and purpose — unify many of his scientific, educational and collaborative projects with societal stakeholders.
Dr. Hartman also serves as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Iceland. He has held full professorships and senior faculty positions over the past 25 years at several universities, including Uppsala University, Stockholm University, Linnaeus University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He directs the Humanities for the Environment Circumpolar Observatory based at Stefansson Arctic Institute in Iceland and for more than a decade he led the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies.
Dr. Hartman is a member of the Scientific Steering committee of the Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE, a core project of Future Earth) and serves as co-chair of the advisory board of the Human Ecodynamics Research Center (CUNY Graduate Center, City University of New York). He also serves on the Executive Board of the Seed Box Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University.
Dr. Hartman has led/co-led projects funded by the Swedish Research Council, The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, The Fulbright Foundation and Nordforsk, the joint research council of the Nordic Council of Ministers. He is currently active in projects funded by the Belmont Forum, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the EEA and Norway Grants programme. He leads the sustainability arts, education and public engagement project Bifrost.
Steven Hartman is co-editor-in-chief of Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities and senior co-editor of the series Global Challenges in Environmental Humanities (Bloomsbury Academic). He also serves on the editorial board of the series Future Humanities (Wiley).