Salla Tuomivaara is a sociologist (Ph.D.), writer and NGO professional. Tuomivaara defended her doctoral dissertation on history of animals in sociology at the University of Tampere in May 2018. Tuomivaara’s book Animals in the Sociologies of Westermarck and Durkheim, which is based on her doctoral dissertation, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2019.
Currently Tuomivaara works as the Coordinator for Network for Critical Animal Studies in Finland and she is also writing a new book. She has lived three years in China, two years in Beijing and one year in Hong Kong. Tuomivaara was also involved in the founding of the Finnish Network for Human–Animal Studies, current Finnish Society for Human–Animal Studies. Her research interests include human–animal dualism, posthumanism, history of social sciences, and significance of human–animal boundary.
Tuomivaara’s texts in English:
The lectio praecursoria of Tuomivaara’s doctoral thesis: Searching for the roots of exclusion – how sociological view on animals started to form
A blog text for Estonian animal rights organization Loomus: China is recovering its animal friendly roots
Salla Tuomivaara and Siri Martinsen: It is time to see through the marketing tactics of the European fur industry: https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/opinion/it-is-time-to-see-through-the-marketing-tactics-of-the-european-fur-industry/