Dr Georgia Alexandri


I am holding a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellowship supervised by Dr Stuart Hodkinson. The aim of the project is to identify structural drivers of post-crisis urban transformations in Southern European cities by comparing Athens and Barcelona. The emphasis on housing will identify the rise (or not) of transnational investors and the emerging challenges for social and spatial justice.

Prior to my fellowship in Leeds I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Madrid and as a research associate at the National Centre for Social Research in Athens.

Research interests

My broader research interests cover three key themes:

(i) Urban policies, gentrification and displacement;
(ii) Interaction of diverse ethnic and social groups, solidarity networks and fear of the “other”, and;
(iii) Post-crisis housing restructuring and processes of housing financialisation in Spain and Greece.

My regional expertise focuses on Southern European cities, with an emphasis on the cities of Athens and Madrid. I have collaborated in two EC FP7 projects (DIVERCITIES and CONTESTED_CITIES) and I was PI in a cross-disciplinary project by the EC and the Greek Government (Contested Cities Athens 2017).

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