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Sara Gonzalez Dr Sara Gonzalez

Contact details

Room 1.101F (Geography East building)
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33326

Student hours:
Drop in: Mondays 1-2.30 and Wednesdays 10.30-12. Email me to fix an appointment outside these hours

Research overview

I am interested in how our cities are becoming spaces for the expansion of neoliberalism and how ideas and policies of neoliberal urbanism emerge, travel and mutate at different spatial scales. Increasingly I am also focusing on resistance to these processes by social movements and community groups. I have so far mainly concentrated in international research comparing different European cities but I am looking forward to expanding this geographical focus. 


Latest publications

  • Gonzalez S; Waley P (2013) Traditional retail markets: The new gentrification frontier?, Antipode, 45, pp.965-983. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01040.x
  • Oosterlynck S; González S (2013) 'Don't Waste a Crisis': Opening up the City Yet Again for Neoliberal Experimentation, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37, pp.1075-1082. doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12064
  • González S (2011) Bilbao and Barcelona 'in motion'. How urban regeneration 'models' travel and mutate in the global flows of policy tourism, Urban Studies, 48, pp.1397-1418. doi: 10.1177/0042098010374510
  • González S (2011) The North/South divide in Italy and England: Discursive construction of regional inequality, European Urban and Regional Studies, 18, pp.62-76. doi: 10.1177/0969776410369044
  • Gonzalez S; Moulaert F; Martinelli F (2010) ALMOLIN: How to analyse social innovation at the local level?, In: Moulaert F; Martinelli F; Swyngedouw E; Gonzalez S (Ed) Can Neighbourhoods Save the City?, Routledge, pp.49-67.


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