After a competitive round of applications—with more than double the number of applicants as in 2017—the Urban Studies Foundation is delighted to announce that five candidates were successful in 2018’s International Fellowship awards.
Dr. Siân Butcher from the School of Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, will spend four months visiting University of California under the mentorship of Professors Helga Leitner and Eric Sheppard. Her research is focused on urban land transformation through affordable suburban development in South Africa.
Dr Engida Esayas Dube from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Dilla University, Ethiopia, will spend six months visiting the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University in the UK. He will be mentored by Professor Alison Brown, and his research concerns the governance of informal urban economies.
Dr Wangui Kimari from the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will spend nine months at the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester. She will be mentored by Dr Henrik Ernstson and Professor Erik Swyngedouw. Her research focuses on the lived experience of urban poverty in Nairobi.
Dr Kristian Saguin from the Department of Geography at the University of the Philippines will spend seven months at the Department of Geography in Durham University, UK, under the mentorship of Professor Colin McFarlane. His research deals with the politics of urban nature in Manilla.
Dr Ivana Socoloff from the National Council of Research (CONICET) at the University of Buenos Aires will spend six months in Sweden at the Department of Human Geography at Lund University. She will be mentored by Professor Eric Clark, and her research deals with the mediators and limits to financialisation of Argentinian real estate holdings.
The next call for applications to the Urban Studies Foundation’s International Fellowship awards will open in early 2019.