1. Conversing with Goliath? Participation, mobilisation and repression around neo-extractivist and environmental conflicts (2017-2020). Isolated academic research prompted this project to systematise information regarding these conflicts in Mexico (national and subnational levels). Focus was placed on: involved actors (communities, companies and governments), their relationships and repertoires of action, their type of demands, regulation and use of judicial strategies and the capacity of governmental intervention.
This project was co-led by Dr Gisela Zaremberg and in collaboration with Dr Marcela Torres Wong, both based in FLACSO Mexico and financed by the British Academy (ref. AF160219).
Project website: http://observandoagoliat.com/en/
2. Surviving the Informal City (ongoing). This project explores the intersections of informality across work and everyday life, incorporating perspectives on precarious work, informal relations of governance at neighbourhood levels and the ways in which communities navigate and survive these dual conditions of informality. The project aims to compare these processes and trends across Argentina, India and Ethiopia. This is a project in collaboration with Dr Adam Fishwick (De Montfort University), Dr Maurizio Atzioni (CEIL-Buenos Aires), Dr Andreas Admasie (IISG-Netherlands) and Prof. Supriya RoyChowdhuri (NIAS, Bangalore).
3. Informal Nocturnal City (2022-2024). With Dr Begona Aramayona, the project focuses on low-income employment of transnational un-regulated migrants in southern Europe, who tend to be the most vulnerable actors in cities affected by informality, the application of national migration laws, surveillance and securitisation measures, and local policies based on ‘zero tolerance’ models. Over the course of the project, we will be studying the complex intricate and intimate interplay between the ‘diurnal city’ and the ‘nocturnal (in/formal) city’, in which processes of in/visibility, resistance, reproduction and (re-)appropriation amalgamate to produce the governance of three cities: Madrid, Lisbon and Rome.
This project is sponsored by the EU Horizon 2020-Marie S. Curie Actions Postdoctoral Individual Fellowships.