Dr Mónica Farías

Caring for a just city: grassroots organizations and houselessness in Buenos Aires

Funding period: 24 December 2022 – 7 March 2023
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Dr. Mónica Farías is a National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Geography, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and a faculty member at the Department of Geography at the University of Buenos Aires. She obtained her PhD in Geography at the University of Washington in 2016.

Her research focuses on the modalities of political change and the geographies of poverty and inequality, specifically in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina with a particular interest in political subjectivities, spaces of alternative organizing, alliance, urban citizenship, houselessness, and intersectionality. Her work has looked at the ways political change happens particularly pertaining to sociopolitical movements such as on-the-ground and non-institutionalized collectives. She participates in several national and international projects and collaborations with colleagues from the Global South and North and has published in both Spanish and English in Gender, Place & Culture, Revista de Estudios Sociales-UNL, Geoforum, and Revista Colombiana de Sociología, among other journals. Besides her undergraduate teaching at UBA, Dr. Farías has taught graduate seminars as guest lecturer in Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Dr. Farías’s militant activism in a sociopolitical grassroots organization builds connections between academic and grassroots political work.

As a USF International Fellow, Dr Mónica Farías will spend three months working with Dr. Ryan Burns in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary.

Profile | monicafarias@filo.uba.ar