Hidefumi Nishiyama

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty of Science

Hidefumi Nishiyama is a postdoctoral researcher in the Geography Research Unit (GRU) at the University of Oulu. Hidefumi is currently undertaking the Academy of Finland project entitled, Spaces of Disregard: An agnotological approach to the geopolitics of Okinawa (2019-22). The project examines the role of ignorance in the contemporary geopolitics of militarised islands. Hidefumi joined GRU in 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher in the RELATE Centre of Excellence. He obtained his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick in 2016 after completing his master's degree in Sociology at London School of Economics and Political Science and bachelor's degree in Sociology and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Research interests

  • Political geography
  • Postcolonial and decolonial studies
  • Border studies
  • Island studies
  • Security studies

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Room: FY327

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Geography Research Unit
P.O. Box 3000, 90014
University of Oulu
(Internal: MAAN3)