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Jouni Häkli


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I am Professor or Regional Studies and lead the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG). I am also the PI for Tampere University part of the Centre of Excellence in Research on the Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities and Transnationalization (RELATE) funded by the Academy of Finland, and the vice director of the New Social Research (NSR) profiling programme in Tampere University. My research lies at the intersection of political geography and global and transnational sociology, with focus on the study of political subjectivity, political agency, forced migration and transnationalization. I am particularly interested in the political agency of people in vulnerable positions. I have also studied discourses and practices of territoriality, borders and national identities, urban planning and civic participation, and the methodology of human geography.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JC Political theory
  • G Geography (General)


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