Teaching & Supervision

My interactive teaching connects theory to everyday life. As a supervisor I aim to provide meaningful support and long-term mentorship.

My first substantive (and very intense!) teaching experience was as Traveling Faculty with Cities in the 21st Century in 2011, now run by the School for International Training.

While teaching urban politics and development, I learned an enormous amount in the cities we visited and from fellow faculty and students.

This experiential education programme taught me the importance of integrating specific, situated material to make concepts and theory legible, and employing interactive learning methods.

Recent courses

  • 2024: Lectures in Politics of Sustainability, Geographies of Sustainability and Economy and Sustainability courses, International Masters Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES), Lund University Centre for Sustainability studies. As of 2024-2025, coordinator of the LUMES Social Science of Sustainabilty course
  • 2023: Lectures in Social Science of Sustainability course, LUMES
  • 2022: Environmental (In)Justices and Urban Development module, in the Master of International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • 2020, 2021, co-taught with Panagiota Kotsila and Santi Gorostiza respectively: Urban Environmental Justice section of the Environmental Justice module, Masters in Political Ecology, Degrowth and Environmental Justice, Institute of Technology and Environmental Science (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • 2018-2020, and in 2022 (co-taught with Lucía Argüelles), Urban Planning and Sustainable Environments in the Cities in the 21st Century, International Honors Program, local faculty teaching in Barcelona

Invited lecturer 2021-2023 on housing financialisation in the Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing, Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and ETH Zurich; other lectures on the topic including in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London 2021 (online) and the Instituto de Geografía en la UNAM 2020 (online); as well as various summer/winter schools (RECOMS, online 2021; New urban life across the globe summer school Copenhagen 2018; DPU summerlab Barcelona 2016)

Supervision

I enjoy and take very seriously Master and PhD supervision, approaching it as a two-way learning process. I strive to provide the level of support an early career researcher needs, also considering their studies in the context of broader personal and professional goals, towards providing long-term mentorship.

PhD supervision

  • Venner, Kayin (in progress) Navigating Adaptation Finance Instruments in European Climate Urbanism: Charting the course for equitable climate protection. Basque Centre for Climate Change and Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • O’Neill, Ella (in progress) Accessing green space for health: exploring rights, governance and counter-action. ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Masters supervision

  • Bazzi, Laura; Myllynen, Matti; Dimitrova, Nadia (2024). LUMES Master thesis supervision (co-supervision with PhD researcher Valentina Lomano), Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies.
  • Ribbons, Aeve (2022). Towards a transformational Degrowth agenda: Learning from Barcelona’s grassroots housing struggles. MA in Political Ecology, Degrowth and Environmental Justice. Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • Menon, Shilpa (2022). Politics of ‘ethics vs aesthetics’ in art-led regeneration: the case of Kannagi Nagar Resettlement Housing Project, Chennai, India. MSc International Cooperation and Emergency Sustainable Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
  • Esclangon, Ninon (2022). The space of homeless women in the city: a case study of Barcelona. MSc International Cooperation and Emergency Sustainable Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
  • Navarro Eslava, Luz (2012). Urban acts, from insurgent to transgressive citizenship. The case of El Forat de la Vergonya. MSc Building and Urban Design in Development, University College London.
  • Alen, Elsbet (2012). How does community empowerment reduce the risk of gentrification within regeneration plans in London? MSc Building and Urban Design in Development, University College London.