Emerging middle class informal self-built neighbourhoods
Funding period: 1 October 2021 – 30 June 2022
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Dr Sandra Carolina Pulido Chaparro is a Fellow Researcher in the Urban Anthropology group of the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an MA and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Andes. Her doctoral dissertation (2019) draws on subjective class positioning of being “non-poor” or “middle class” among inhabitants’ informal self-built neighbourhoods in Bogotá (Colombia).
She has worked as a professor in Social Psychology and Research Methods, and she has done collaborative work with urban communities for the inclusion and appropriation of the city. Her research interests focus on social class, emerging middle class, self-built neighbourhoods, citizenship, gender, urban inequality, neighbourhoods change, place making, and mixed neighbourhoods. She is also interested in making research accessible to the public and specifically to communities through the elaboration of different diffusion materials and digital artefacts.
As a USF international fellow, Dr Pulido will spend nine months working at the Georg-Simmer Centre for Metropolitan Studies at the Humboldt-University Berlin, under the mentorship of Professor Talja Blokland.