As a researcher in urban geography, I work on transport and alternatives to capitalism.
My research focuses on two main themes. First, I am interested in bringing critical social theory and decolonial theory to transport geography. I study the political economy and governance of “sustainable” transport policies, transport in/formality, and publicness of public transport. I am particularly curious about practices of fare evasion and control, and the policy of fare abolition, otherwise known as fare-free public transport.
Second, I study diverse alternatives to the capitalist mode of producing urban space and society. These include practices inspired by the notion of circular economy and degrowth, and various examples of citizen participation, for instance the policy of participatory budgeting. I explore how, why and for whom these “alternatives” emerge, and how they are transferred and “mobilised” between urban contexts.
You can download my full academic CV here.