Professor Michele Lancione

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Visiting Professor, Turin, Italy

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Professor Michele Lancione
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Michele is Professor of Economic and Political Geography at the Polytechnic of Turin, and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at our Urban Institute. Our collaboration with Michele expands on the work he has done at Sheffield, on the Life at the Margins research theme and on Early Career Researchers' development.

You can read his current profile, check his latest publications and get in touch with him at the InterUniversity Department of Urban and Regional Studies in Turin, where he works, or on Twitter @michelelancione

Research interests

Michele’s research challenges mainstream understandings relating to issues of marginality, poverty, and difference in the contemporary urban.

His work is of a qualitative kind, sustained by in-depth ethnographic fieldwork and informed by theoretical grounding in assemblage thinking, critical urban theory, affective space, biopolitics.

Recently, Michele conducted extensive research in Bucharest (Romania) around two separate issues: street-level drug use and services for drug users; evictions, activism and homelessness.

Michele’s wider research interests include visual and participatory methods, the everyday life of cities, the role of academics beyond academia.