Dr Priscila Izar

Gender, and Urban Transformation in Dar es Salaam’s Fast Changing Peripheral Communities

Funding period: 1 September 2021 – 1 March 2022
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Priscila Izar leads the Dar es Salaam City Laboratory, an action research platform that sits at the Institute of Human Settlements Studies (IHSS) at Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Between 2018 and 2020 she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at IHSS and lecturer at the School of Architecture Construction Economics and Management at Ardhi University. Her research focuses on the intersection of housing and urban development policy, everyday housing and neighbourhood transformation and right to the city in the context of Southern African and Latin American cities. She is also involved in grounded research design and methodologies, and co-production of knowledge through critical collective engagements.

As a USF International Fellow, Dr Izar will spend six months working under the mentorship of Professor Alison Todes at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Through co-production lenses and an intersectional approach, her research project seeks to examine how gender and urban transformation interact and unfold in Dar es Salaam’s peripheral neighbourhoods.

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