I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Research Methods and Inequalities at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Glasgow. Before coming to Glasgow I was a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and I continue to hold a Visiting Fellow position at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the LSE.
My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on urban inequalities in Latin America cutting across the fields of Urban Geography, Sociology and International Development.
In my research I draw on feminist, anti-racist and post-colonial theories and push the boundaries of collaboration and (remote) participatory research designs, focusing on (re)conceptualising gendered urban challenges in Colombia. Building on cutting-edge methods of using audio-visual digital methods (e.g., film and video) I co-produce knowledge on gendered urban inequalities with displaced women in Medellin and Bogota. In particular I contribute to new understandings about women’s resistance to multiple forms of violence, activism and negotiation of their urban futures in contexts and times of crisis.
Additionally, I aim to improve our knowledge and understanding about the spatial inequalities within urban space and how women and young people can enhance their social conditions in cities. Here, I particularly focus on how insecurity, fear of crime, socio-spatial mobility and the build environment reinforce urban challenges and inequalities.
Methodologically I am a participatory (action) researcher and co-produce knowledge with my participants. I combine traditional qualitative research methods (interviews, focus groups and observations) with participatory (visual) methods such as mapping, guided tours, filming and photography.