Making Sense of Socio-Spatial Inequality: A Qualitative Study of Geographical Proximity and Social Distance in Buenos Aires

PhD candidate Agustina Vazquez
Agustina Vazquez
PhD candidate
Urban inequalities and social justice
Exploring the lived experience of socio-spatial inequality in Buenos Aires.

My project explores the lived experience of socio-spatial inequality. Taking the case of Buenos Aires, it studies how social distance and geographical proximity affect people’s understandings of urban difference. Broadly speaking, my research is interested in how inequality shapes the way we see the world and interact with one another.

I am part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Programme interdisciplinary research network ‘Urban Citizenship and Informality’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, with partners at the University of Sheffield, the University of York and the University of Leeds. In addition, I am a visiting scholar at the Urban Ethnography Lab at the University of Texas at Austin.

Supervisors: Dr Melanie Lombard, Prof Rowland Atkinson, Prof Indrajit Roy (University of York)

MA in Social Research, University of Sheffield
MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science
PGDip in Social and Political Anthropology, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences
BA in Psychology, Favaloro University

I have worked internationally as a teaching and research assistant. Outside academia, I have worked as a social adviser for the Social and Urban Integration Agency of the Province of Buenos Aires Government. 

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