Tomi Lehtimäki’s PhD Defense

Climakedo researcher Tomi Lehtimäki defended his thesis “Organizing natures: Justification and critique in the development of organic agriculture in Finland” on December 4, 2021. Grounded in pragmatic sociology, the thesis examines how discussions over the values of organic agriculture developed from the 1980s onwards in Finland. The thesis highlights ways in which the difference between organic and conventional agriculture has been constructed. The defence was held at the University of Helsinki with Professor Anders Blok serving as the opponent.