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I am Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor in Political-Economic Geography at this Polytechnic, and Visiting Senior Researcher at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK. I am part of the ERC-funded Inhabiting Radical Housing project team and in the Core Team of the Beyond Inhabitation Lab ( After a PhD in Geography at Queen Mary University of London, I held research and teaching positions at the London School of Economics, Durham University and Northumbria University, UK, and at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, on a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship. I am also co-founder and editor of the Radical Housing Journal.

My research focuses on housing precarity, temporary and platform urbanism, and struggles for housing alternatives. It deploys qualitative methods to investigate the precarization of urban space and living, collective resistance and self-organization. My research in the UK and Spain is interdisciplinary and often collaborative, incorporating approaches and methods from urban and cultural geography, spatial planning, visual culture, and housing studies. In addition to articles and chapters in various international journals, I am the author of the monograph The Permanence of Temporary Urbanism: Normalising Precarity in Austerity London (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).

(Area 0011 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-3163-4490
Scopus Author ID: 57111846700
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Awards and Honors

  • Queen Mary PhD Studentship conferred by Queen Mary University of London, United kingdom (2009)
  • Urban Geography Research Group Event Fund conferred by Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers, United kingdom (2012)
  • Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award conferred by Antipode Foundation, United kingdom (2012)
  • Marie Curie Fellowship conferred by European Union H2020, Francia (2016)
  • Antipode International Workshop Award conferred by Antipode Foundation, United kingdom (2019)


Editorial boards

  • RADICAL HOUSING JOURNAL (2019-), Director

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore a t.d. - t.pieno (art. 24 c.3-a L. 240/10) at Northumbria University (1/10/2019-31/8/2022)
  • Ricercatore a t.d. - t.pieno (art. 24 c.3-a L. 240/10) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1/10/2016-30/9/2019)
  • Ricercatore a t.d. - t.defin. (art. 24 c.3-a L. 240/10) at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (27/6/2016-31/7/2016)
  • Professore a contratto at Durham University (11/5/2015-10/5/2016)
  • Professore Incaricato Esterno at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2/10/2014-20/3/2015)

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