Amanda De Lisio is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. She completed her SSHRC-funded dissertation in the Department of Exercise Sciences and Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto in which she examined the relation between event-led urbanism and sexual commerce in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Postdoctoral research has since extended dissertation work to further evaluate legacies of FIFA/IOC urban reform in Rio de Janeiro on local economies of desire.
With Dr. Caroline Fusco, she also curated the #ChangeRoomProject, a student-author exhibition intended to amplify LGBTQ voice in sport/recreational facilities across 2015 Pan/Parapan American host communities. She is also involved in an SSHRC-funded research partnership (with Dr. Caroline Fusco and Gregory Yerashotis) to better understand the role of event-led urbanism on newcomer youth (re)settlement processes in Toronto, Ontario.