Housing [in]

My work on housing [in] justice grows from a deep engagement with housing movement struggles as a researcher and activist in the Barcelona metropolitan area (Barcelona and Sabadell) from 2012-2018, while I was a doctoral student (University of Manchester) and postdoctoral researcher (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). My writing has explored questions of housing financialisation, urban commons, political subjectivation and urban insurgency.


Non-Performing Loans, Non-Performing People: Life and Struggle with Mortgage Debt in Spain. University of Georgia Press, 2022.


2023, with Mara Ferreri. Radical Methodological Openness and Method as Politics: Reflections on Militant Research with Squatters in Catalonia. Antipode.

2023, with Sergio Ruiz Cayuela. From the squat to the neighbourhood: Popular infrastructures as reproductive urban commons. Geoforum

2021. Real estate crisis resolution regimes and residential REITs: Emerging socio-spatial impacts in Barcelona. Housing Studies, 36(9): 1407-1426.  (PDF download)

2021, with Carla Rivera Blanco and Mara Ferreri. Vecinas ≠ neighbours: Language politics in the struggle for housing in Barcelona. Radical Housing Journal 3(2): 143-155 (Versión en castellano aquí)

2019. «Deuda hipotecaria fallida, persona fallida»: la financiarización de la vivienda y la vida en Cataluña. Arbor, 195(793), a514.

2017. Creating political subjects: collective knowledge and action to enact housing rights in Spain. Community Development Journal, 52(3), 421-435. (PDF download)

2017. From occupying plazas to recuperating housing: Insurgent practices in Spain. International Journal for Urban and Regional Research, 41(1), 37-53. (PDF download)

2016, with Maria Kaika. “Mortgaged Lives’: the biopolitics of debt and homeownership in Spain”. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41(3), 313-327. (PDF download)

Book chapters

2023. Housing and welfare in Catalonia, Spain. In M. Grander and M. Stephens (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Housing and Welfare. London: Routledge. (PDF download)

2017. Recuperating the public through housing rights struggles in Spain. In J. Hou & S. Knierbein (Eds.), City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy (pp. 44-55). New York: Routledge. (PDF download)

2015. Insurgent acts of being-in-common and housing in Spain: making urban commons? In M. Dellenbaugh, M. Kip, M. Bieniok, A.K. Müller & M. Schwegmann (Eds.), Urban Commons: Moving Beyond State and Market (pp. 165-177). Berlin, Basel: Birkhäuser. (PDF download)