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Reader in Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Sam Halvorsen is Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London. Previously, he was visiting scholar at the University of Buenos Aires (2017), a research fellow at the University of Cambridge (2016-2017) and a teaching associate at the University of Sheffield (2015-2016). His research has been funded by the ESRC, British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.

His research examines democracy in Latin American cities, having previously published widely on the Occupy London movement. He has a particular interest in the relationship between territory - the occupation and control of space - and urban politics.

He is chair and founder of the the Latin American Geographies Research Group (LAGRG) and is co-director the Queen Mary Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CRoLAC).

Recent publications include: '‘Articulating Populism in Place: a relational comparison of Kirchnerism in Argentina’ published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographer (2022) and ‘The Geography of Political Parties: territory and organisational strategies in Buenos Aires’, published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, (2020).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London


  • 2015 
    UCL, PhD Geography