Tuomo Alhojärvi

MSc

Doctoral Student

Biography

I am a human geographer immersed in postcapitalist studies. My work is situated within feminist economic geography, critical social theory, and diverse forms of activism and social movements. I'm interested in anything and everything that seeks to build 'other worlds' in an age of ecological urgency and social unraveling. In my PhD research project, I explore postcapitalist practices and theories to understand how some fundamentally problematic inheritances (of/in language, infrastructures, media, tools, intellectual heritages etc.) from the past are challenged and negotiated. Empirically, my work spans from counter-mapping to financial hacktivism and from translation practices of economic vocabulary to conceptual debates on 'postcapitalism'. My theoretical focus is on a medley of Gibson-Graham's 'diverse economies' and Derrida's 'deconstruction'. I'm a member of the worldwide Community Economies Research Network (www.communityeconomies.org) and also a frequent contributor in Finnish debates and activism on solidarity economies and the commons. I teach on first year courses of Human Geography and in various other settings inside and outside the university.

Research interests

  • postcapitalist studies
  • feminist economic geography
  • critical social theory
  • diverse economies
  • political ecology
  • social movement studies

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Professional and community activities

  • Community Economies Research Network member (www.communityeconomies.org)