Johan Gärdebo is a historian of science, technology and environment. He has researched late twentieth century technoscientific expertise, environmental diplomacy, and development aid. His monograph dissertation Environing Technology (2019) analysed the role Swedish satellite remote sensing expert’s played in articulating political imperatives to monitor and manage a global environment during the late twentieth century. He also works on the history of automation and the computation of environmental data.
Johan serves as a postdoctoral fellow on the project Fossil fuel entanglements, studying how Swedish industrial towns transition to a decarbonised society.