USF PDRF Awards 2017

Grants Awarded News 12th February 2018

The Urban Studies Foundation is delighted to announce five successful candidates for our 2017 round of applications to our Postdoctoral Research Fellowship schemes.

Dr Pablo Arboleda will be based at the University of Glasgow under the mentorship of Professor Hayden Lorimer. Pablo’s research proposal is titled ‘Utility After Abandonment: the modern urban ruin as cultural asset and public space’.

Dr Katie Higgins is a human geographer and urban ethnographer who will be based at the University of Sheffield, under the mentorship of Professor Rowland Atkinson. Her research will focus on the impact of ‘super-rich’ elites in second-tier cities.

Dr Sage Ponder will be based at the University of Minnesota under the mentorship of Professor Kate Derickson. Her research encompasses the urban political ecologies of financial crisis, with a particular focus on urban water systems in the context of austerity.

Dr Stephanie Wakefield is a geographer who will be based at Florida International University under the mentorship of Professor Kevin Grove. Her research is focused on urban resilience and the Anthropocene.

Dr Katie Wells will be based at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Her Postdoctoral Fellowship mentor will be Professor Joseph McCartin. She is a geographer whose current work focuses on the nature of contingent labor in cities, the practices of smart city governance, and the future of urban infrastructure.

The next round of USF PDRF awards are planned to be announced in mid-2019. Please follow our Twitter account @USForg for more information.