Michael Janoschka: From Protest to Institutional Politics: How Post-Crisis Spanish Local Governance Coalitions Challenge, Change, and Continue Neoliberal Urbanism
Cornell in Rome Spring 2018 Lecture Series
Michael Janoschka is the University Academic Fellow in Critical Urban Transformations at the School of Geography of the University of Leeds, England. His research focuses on comparative approaches to gentrification, displacement, and dispossession in the contemporary city; social exclusion, financialization of housing markets, and urban contestation; and migration, citizenship, and the transformation of local politics in post-crisis scenarios.
Janoschka's regional expertise comprises Latin American and southern European cities with a special focus on Madrid and Athens. For more than 15 years, he has researched extensively in Latin America, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico. He is the scientific coordinator of the interdisciplinary "Contested Cities" network and principal investigator of the project Proto Local, which critically examines the local political change in Spain after the 2015 elections.
After graduating in geography from the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Janoschka was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, followed by a postdoctoral Marie-Curie Fellowship at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid. From 2011 to 2016, he held a Ramón y Cajal research professorship in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Since 2015, he has worked as an honorary professor in the Department of Public Affairs of the Faculty of Latin American Social Sciences in Quito, Ecuador.