David Jordhus-Lier

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Available hours Thursdays 10-12
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 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 and urban informality in South Africa, flexibilisation of employment in the Norwegian labour market, and the role of religious civil society in peace-building in DR Congo.


Course convenor

SGO1001 - Innføring i Samfunnsgeografi (10 credits)

SGO2400 - Politisk geografi (10 credits)

SGO4010 - Qualitative method (10 credits)

SGO4403 - Political geographies of work (10 credits)


Other teaching

SGO2500 - North/South - Development (10 credits)

SGO3100 - By- og regional utvikling (10 credits)

SGO3300 - Sør i en globaliserende verden (10 credits)

SGO4401 - Democratization and Civil Society in Developing Countries (10 credits)

SGO4604 - Work and workers of the global Work-Place (10 credits)

SGO4605 - En verdensøkonomi i endring: kjeder og nettverk (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 am involved in the following research projects:



In addition to a number of MA students, I am a co-supervisor for a PhD project on Nigerian trade unions and oil politics by Camilla Houeland at NMBU and for a PhD project on resistance to neoliberal reforms by Jørgen Eiken Magdahl at ISS, UiO.



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. 19, 2017 8:44 AM