Dr Cristina Temenos

Mobilising austerity: The urban politics of public health after the global financial crisis

Funding period: 31 May 2016 – 30 May 2019
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Christina’s work focuses on policy mobilities, urban social movements, and the politics and practices of public health and drug policies, engaging with these interests through a focus on the geographies of harm reduction drug policy in cities in Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. She is interested in the ways that social movements produce and mobilise knowledge about health, human rights, and social justice to advocate for policy change in cities, and the ways that policy mobilities remake urban spaces and contribute to reconceptualising contemporary urbanism. As a contributing member of the Imagining Urban Futures research collective, she also has an ongoing research interest in the discursive construction of urban sustainability and its intersections with various forms of environmentalism and urban social policy.