I am a Presidential Fellow in Urban Studies in the Geography Department and the Manchester Urban Institute at the University of Manchester. My research is focused on the politics of the urban environment in an era of climate crisis, with particular interests in the governance of water and waste. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow with the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo, and I have conducted extensive research in São Paulo, Brazil and in South Africa. My current research is dedicated to understanding the relationships between climate crisis, financial capital, and infrastructure in cities marked by intense inequality.
I am a managing editor of the Situated Urban Political Ecology webspace and a board member of the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group.
Please get in touch if interested in pursuing graduate study at the University of Manchester, especially if interested in questions of urban infrastructure, climate change, urbanization, political ecology, or water governance.