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Melissa García

Universitetslektor, biträdande

  • Biträdande universitetslektor, LUCSUS

Personlig profil

Forskning

Melissa García-Lamarca is an Associate Senior Lecturer at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) since January 2024. Her research unpacks housing injustices and urban green inequalities through looking at both political economic processes and situated, everyday lived experience. She has a PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester (2016), where she engaged with housing movements in Barcelona and Sabadell to understand the lived experiences of mortgage indebtedness in times of precarity, and how collective urban struggle can challenge debt relations and achieve more just housing solutions. From 2016-2022 Melissa was a postdoctoral reearcher in an ERC project titled GreenLULUs at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, with her research focusing on the real estate and financial dimensions of green gentrification, and she continued her housing research with the support of Juan de la Cierva formación (2018-2021) and Juan de la Cierva incorporación (2022) postdoctoral fellowships from the Spanish government. In 2023 Melissa held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to research the equity implications of housing renovations focused on energy efficiency in Catalonia, Spain, based at the Polytechnic of Turin (Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning). For more about her research, visit https://mgarcialamarca.me/research/

Yrkesarbete

Melissa is a co-founder and editorial collective member of the Radical Housing Journal. She has twenty years of experience working as a project coordinator (Sustainability Coordinator at Concordia University from 2003-2007) and a consultant in a sustainability workers cooperative which she co-founded in 2002 (Sustainability Solutions Group), and more recently as a teacher and a researcher.

Undervisning

Melissa is now the course coordinator for the Social Science and Sustainability course at LUCSUS, and is developing the Methods for Climate Action course for LUCSUS's new Masters in climate change and society. 

Her first substantive teaching experience was as Traveling Faculty with Cities in the 21st Century in 2011, now run by the School for International Training (SIT), spending 5 weeks each in Delhi, Dakar, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Cape Town and Hanoi. She has taught in the Masters in Degrowth, Environmental Justice and Ecological Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2020-2022), at the International University of Catalonia (2022) and regularly guest lectured at various other universities. For more please see https://mgarcialamarca.me/teaching-supervision/

Expertis relaterad till FN:s globala mål

2015 godkände FN:s medlemsstater 17 Globala mål för en hållbar utveckling, för att utrota fattigdomen, skydda planeten och garantera välstånd för alla. Den här personens arbete relaterar till följande Globala mål:

  • SDG 3 – God hälsa och välbefinnande
  • SDG 10 – Minskad ojämlikhet
  • SDG 11 – Hållbara städer och samhällen
  • SDG 13 – Bekämpa klimatförändringarna

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier

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