Collective international paper on ‘Early Career’ struggles in Urban Studies

When I was working at the Urban Institute and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning back in Sheffield, I designed and run for 3 years an ECR Post-Doc scheme to provide meaningful engagement to scholars who are too often isolated and not cared for.

Now that amazing group came out with this powerful international paper in City – Analysis of Urban Change, Theory, Action

A very powerful reading and expression of international solidarity: https://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13604813.2022.2091826#.YtVmEexBwX6

 

PS – Chuffed by the generous acknowledgement… “We are grateful to Michele Lancione who established the ECR Urban Studies Network at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2018. Without Michele’s hard work, kindness, and support, as well as a dedication to empowering precarious colleagues, this article, the establishment of the Collective, and the international workshops from which they grew would not have been possible”

Keynote at an ethnography conference @LSHTM

I am delighted to be part of this exciting workshop for early career ethnographers @LSHTM. In my keynote tomorrow I will develop ideas on ‘minor ethnographies’ starting from a conversation around Cindy Katz’ work to which I have contributed to in EPD: Society and Space last year (https://bit.ly/2xRDqRV).

In Minor ethno-graphies and the activist mode of existence I will speak of the first core of ethnography (encounter) and the second (representation) as fuelled by a specific intellectual politics (activism) which encompasses various domains of life. The aim is to conceive those beyond un-helpful distinctions of ‘research’ and ‘action’ (mode of existence).

Thanks to Charlotte Kuhlbrandt for organising and inviting me!