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Lecturer in Urban Geography, University of Sheffield

I am an urban geographer and environmental psychologist, and have been a Lecturer in the department of geography at the University of Sheffield since 2014. I research the rise of financial markets, actors and imperatives as a process of contemporary urban change, focusing on how this financialization is both contingent on and reproduces uneven urban development, and how it inspires grassroots contestation.

Currently I am studying how the real estate-finance link is being reconstructed since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, the role information communication technologies play in this process, and the emergence of transatlantic coordination of social justice efforts around post-crisis financialization. I am a proud member of the research committee of the Right to the City Alliance, and from January 2016 will be a member of the editorial advisory board at Environment and Planning A.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Urban Geography, University of Sheffield


  • 2013 
    Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, Environmental Psychology