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Tuomo  Alhojärvi

Tuomo Alhojärvi

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Humanities, Philosophical Faculty

tuomo.alhojarvi@uef.fi | +358 50 470 2392

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I’m a geographer specialised in postcapitalist theory and practice. As a postdoctoral researcher in UEF’s Cultural Studies research group, I work in the Kone Foundation funded project “Post-ownership as an interpretation and experience of economic change” (09/2022-08/2025). My work centers on methods for making urban economies and spaces ‘otherwise’. I build upon feminist economic geographies, critical social and spatial theory, and participatory action methods.

Presently (Spring 2024), I develop cartographic methods to study the commons and seek to better conceptualise postdigital geomedia. In a nutshell: I do, and think about, maps with others. Also, I study and develop spatial-economic theory in multiple ongoing writing projects, concentrating especially on developing the methodologies of the diverse economies framework.

I defended my PhD at the University of Oulu’s Geography Research Unit in the Spring 2021. My thesis For Postcapitalist Studies: Inheriting Futures of Space and Economy brings together the thought of feminist economic geographers J.K. Gibson-Graham and deconstructive philosopher Jacques Derrida to think through what we inherit in imagining and practicing postcapitalist futures. A central goal was to develop the self-critical capacities of postcapitalist thinking, which remains a central aim in all of my work.

I’m eager to respond to any ideas for collaboration on these – and new! – themes.  work as part of the Community Economies Research Network and as a member of the Community Economies Institute. I’m also member of the editorial committee of Tiede & edistys, a Finnish journal of critical social studies.

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