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Iana Nesterova

In my research I am bringing together degrowth, critical realism and geography. 

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Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Geography Units: Geography
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 2& 3 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

In my research, as well as in everyday life, I contemplate what my colleague Hubert Buch-Hansen (Roskilde University, Denmark) and I call deep transformations. It is an emerging strand of thought within degrowth/post-growth which takes inspiration from the philosophy of science called critical realism. Overall, we call for an approach to sustainability transformations which is philosophically informed and interdisciplinary. Most of my research focuses on smaller scale and place-sensitive transformations, mainly in business but more recently also in the self, as part of a larger societal transformation towards a society living in harmony with nature as well as internally. 

I practise simple living and have written an autoethnography on that.

I also teach. My teaching includes mainly qualitative methods and philosophy of science. 

In the field of geography, I am mostly interested in the local, place as a concept, and humanistic geography. 

Encyclopedia, MDPI 2022, Vol. 2, (1) : 466-472
Nesterova, Iana
Nesterova, Iana
Frontiers in Sustainability, Frontiers Media S.A. 2022, (3)
Nesterova, Iana
Geography and Sustainability, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 3, (2) : 105-113
Nesterova, Iana
The role of business in global sustainability transformations
Nesterova, Iana; Robra, Ben
Ecological Economics, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 190
Buch-Hansen, Hubert; Nesterova, Iana
Buch-Hansen, Hubert; Nesterova, Iana
Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 127
Nesterova, Iana
Sustainability beyond technology: Philosophy, critique, and implications for human organization, Oxford University Press 2021 : 230-253
Nesterova, Iana
Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 315
Nesterova, Iana
Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 262
Nesterova, Iana
University of Derby 2020
Nesterova, Iana
Sustainable Futures, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 2
Robra, Ben; Heikkurinen, Pasi; Nesterova, Iana

Research projects

Published: 15 Nov, 2021