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Sara Gonzalez Dr Sara Gonzalez

Contact details

Room Level 10 , Irene Manton Building, Room 105
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36639

Student hours:
Mondays 2-4; weds 12-12. Just turn up. Note that I work part time. Friday is my day off

Work in progress

Contested cities
From October 2012. Contested Cities is a staff and postgraduate mobility network between Europe and Latin America funded under the IRSES scheme of the EU FP7.  Autonomous University of Madrid will be the lead partner with University of Leeds as co-coordinators and universities in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico as partners in third countries. The theme of the project is Contested Spatialities of Urban Neoliberalism: Dialogues between Emerging Spaces of Citizenship in Europe and Latin America

Uneven local responses to the global recession. Leverhulme International Network
2010-2015 This is a 3 year international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust to analyse the impacts of the global financial crisis in European Cities. It is hosted by the School of Geography, University of Leeds (Principal Investigator Sara Gonzalez) and involves colleagues from University of Antwerp (Stijn Oosterlynck), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Ramon Ribera Fumaz), University of Turin (Ugo Rossi) and Aberystwyth University (Martin Jones). It funds workshops and fieldtrip visits where researchers will study four case studies (Leeds, Barcelona, Brussels and Cagliari) to develop a comparative methodology to understand changes in the variegated nature of neoliberal urbanism.

Previous projects

2001-2004 SINGOCOM (Social Innovation, Governance and Community Building) EU Framework 5. With Frank Moulart as Principal Investigator
2004-2005 Shaping and contesting narratives of globalisation in European cities. EU Research and Trainning Network, POstdoctoral Fellowship. EU Framework 5.
2005-2006 The Northern Way: filling in an imaginary geography or a collective voice for the North? ESRC POstdoctoral Fellowship.
2006 Representations of the “regional problem”. A comparison of Northern England and the Mezzogiorno. British Academy. Principal Investigator.
2004-2007 DEMOLOGOS:Development Models and Logic of Socio-Economic Organization in Space. EU Framework 6. With Frank Moulaert as Principal Investigator
2008 British Academy “Urban policy tourism in Bilbao and Barcelona: the construction, delivery and diffusion of urban regeneration success stories”. British Academy. Principla Investigator
2009 Urban mobilities: The Anglo-catalan production of the Barcelona Model”. Catalan Government (Spain). Co-aplicant.