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Gregory A Poelzer
Gregory A Poelzer

Gregory A Poelzer

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Political Science
Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
+46 (0)920 492918
A307 Luleå

Gregory Poelzer currently works as an associate senior lecturer at Luleå University of Technology after completing a post-doc in 2020 and receiving his PhD from LTU in 2018. His research focuses on legitimacy, particularly the procedural and value factors that affect trust in government, including comparative analysis at the international, national, and local levels. Through these projects and others, Poelzer regularly collaborates with the University of Lapland, Montanuniversität Leoben, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Northern British Columbia, and the American University of Armenia.


  • National Science Foundation: Measuring Urban Sustainability in Transition (2021-2026)
  • Formas: Clean Mineral (2021-2025)
  • Horizon 2020: New Exploration Technologies (2018-2021)
  • Horizon 2020: Mining and Metallurgy Regions of the European Union (2017-2021)
  • Vinnova: What´s in a social license to mine? Indigenous, industry, and government best practices for social innovation (2017-2022)
  • Kolarctic ENPI: Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area (2013-2015)
  • Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Center: Mining, institutions and public opinion: interactions between stakeholder groups and the administrative system (2012-2018)


Article in journal

Community as Governor: Exploring the role of Community between Industry and Government in SLO (2022)

Poelzer. G, Frimpong. R, Poelzer. G, Noble. B
Environmental Management
Article in journal

Mining and Sustainability in the Circumpolar North: The Role of Government in Advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (2022)

Jackson. S, Poelzer. G, Poelzer. G, Noble. B
Environmental Management
Chapter in book

The Societal Dimension of SLO in European Mining (2022)

Poelzer. G, Gugerell. K, Tost. M, Kyllönen. K, Lesser. P
Part of: The Palgrave Handbook of Social License to Operate and Energy Transitions