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Pieta Hyvärinen

Grant Holder
Faculty of Social Sciences
| Sub unit: Unit of Social Research

About me

I’m a doctoral researcher in gender studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, with academic background also in environmental politics. In my research I explore multispecies livelihoods as enacted in small-scale food production. 

Empirically my research is based on ethnographic and interview data, collected among practitioners of small-scale food production in three different settings in Finland: in community-based agriculture, urban beekeeping and mushroom foraging. 

Theoretically and methodologically in my work I utilize diverse economies approach developed in feminist economic geography together with feminist materialist and posthumanist theories and feminist epistemologies. I'm also interested in practicing and studying feminist pedagogies.