David Jordhus-Lier

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Phone +47 22854807
Mobile phone +47 93038325
Room 336 HHH
Available hours Wednesdays 12-14
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus N-0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

Political and economic geographer with a focus on organised labour, the politics of work and social movements. I am interested in the capacity of trade unions to adapt and renew their political strategies during times of change, and more generally in how civil society organisations mobilise. My research portfolio includes empirical studies on the politics of state restructuring, climate change, flexible labour markets and urban informality.

I am the academic coordinator of Osloforskning, a collaboration between the City of Oslo and the University of Oslo (UiO).


Course convenor

SGO1001 - Innføring i Samfunnsgeografi (10 credits)

HGO4010 - Qualitative method (10 credits)

HGO4604 - The Future of Work (10 credits)


Other teaching

SGO1003 - Skrivetrening i samfunnsgeografi (10 credits)

SGO2400 - Politisk geografi (10 credits)

SGO3300 - Sør i en globaliserende verden (10 credits)

HGO4011 - Philosophy and methodology of human geography (10 credits)

HGO4605 – Transformations in the global economy: value chains and production networks (10 credits)



  • Appointed professor in the field of labour and economic geography since September 2015.
  • Employed as associate professor at Department for Sociology and Human Geography since August 2012.
  • Employed as senior researcher at Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Department for International Studies from 2008 to 2012.
  • PhD in Human Geography, University of Manchester (UK) in 2008.
  • Cand. Polit in Human Geography (UiO) in 2005.



I have been involved in the following research projects:



In addition to the supervision of a number of MA students, I supervise:



Accredited teacher status ("merittert underviser") at UiO (2021-2024)

Winner of the 2010 PhD Prize of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)'s Economic Geography Research Group.

Tags: Human Geography
Published Aug. 10, 2012 1:50 PM - Last modified Sep. 9, 2021 8:17 PM