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ABOUT ME

 

 

For the past fifteen years I have undertaken research for academic and non-academic institutions in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Boston and Paris on different topics, ranging comparative research on education, urban regeneration practices, and the post-war building industry. I have an international, interdisciplinary background in the social sciences and the humanities with a PhD in Sociology/Cities Programme from the London School of Economics (2009), an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from the New York University (2004) and a BA (5-year degree) in Political Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2001) as well as having undertaken courses in political science and art history at Uppsala University (1996) and Lund University (2002), and social research methods at the LSE.

 

As an independent researcher I seek developing cultural, social and historical approaches to the city and the built environment, and possess an active research and publications profile in the fields of urban, social and visual history and heritage (see Publications). I am particularly keen to develop projects that combine research on social and cultural issues with art. I have been involved in several artistic projects and installations, having conceived and coordinated the project ‘Femmes et WC’. I also write my own blog and contribute articles to the press and other  non-academic media on current social, political and cultural topics.

 

From 2008 to 2010 I taught in the Department of Sociology at the LSE. I later collaborated with the Department of Architectural Composition in the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). I worked for the project ‘Constructing Post-War Britain: building workers’ stories, 1950-1970’ as a research fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE) at the University of Westminster from 2011 to 2012. I am currently affiliated to the Centre as a visiting scholar and an advisory group member. Between February 2013 and August 2014, I was a full-time mother. Since September 2014, I am a part-time mother and a part-time researcher and writer, residing in Paris, with a virtual and often real foot in London and Madrid.



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