The Urban Studies Foundation is pleased to announce that four new Postdoctoral Research Fellows will begin USF-funded projects in 2022. The Fellows will begin their research programmes at host institutions in Italy, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Each three-year project will focus on a range of research themes and cities, including: Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, Ciudad Juárez in Mexico, Delhi in India, Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Thessaloniki in Greece.
The four new USF Postdoctoral Research Fellows are:
Dr Nina Ebner will work at Colegio de México’s Centro de Estudios Demográficos Urbanos y Ambientales (CEDUA), Mexico, along with mentorship from Professor Nadine Reis. Nina’s research will examine the impact of fiscal austerity policies leveraged by the current Mexican administration, and the long-term debt relations that underpin them, on workers in Ciudad Juárez.
Dr Matina Kapsali will be hosted by the University of Manchester, working with mentorship from Dr Sarah Marie Hall. Matina’s research focuses on grassroots infrastructures of social reproduction fabricated by migrants and locals and will conduct fieldwork in Greece and the United Kingdom.
Dr Julien Migozzi will be based at the University of Oxford, with mentorship from Professor Dariusz Wójcik. Julien’s research focuses on real estate platforms and racial capitalism in post-apartheid South Africa.
Dr Syeda Jenifa Zahan will be based at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Jenifa will be mentored by Professor Michele Lancione, with a research programme focused on smart housing developments in India.