Research Team

Javier Ruiz-Tagle, Principal Investigator. Assistant Professor at the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies (IEUT). Architect and Master in Urban Planning from the University of Chile, and PhD in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has specialized in topics of residential segregation, housing policies, neighborhood effects, urban sociology, and comparative studies. Personal webpage at IEUTPersonal webpage at Academia.edu

Martin Alvarez, Research Assistant. Sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile and student of the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. His specialization and interests have been centered in topics of social cohesion, rurality and contemporary urban conflicts (urban segregation, ghettos, land markets, gentrification, among others).

Gricel Labbé, Research Assistant. Geographer from the University of Chile and student of the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. Diploma in Human Rights, Right to Housing and Public Policy (Henry Dunant Foundation). Director and Co-Founder of the CITé Observatorio NGO. Her research interests are centered on the Right to the City, residential segregation, the study of the ‘ghetto’ and ‘hyperghetto’ concepts, and territorial stigmatization. Personal webpage at Academia.eduObservatorio CITé NGO’s webpage

Pedro Palma, Thesis Student. Geographer from the University of Chile and student of the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. Co-Founder and active member of CITé Observatorio NGO. His research interests revolve around critical geography, homogenous and relegated spaces, and migration. Personal webpage at Academia.eduObservatorio CITé NGO’s webpage

Juan Carraha, Thesis Student. Bachelor in Social Sciences and Sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile, with minors in Social Anthropology and Latin American History. Student of the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. His research interests revolve around marginality, stigmatization, symbolic violence, urban sociology and political organizations and institutions.

PAST THESIS STUDENTS

Martín Montes, Thesis Student. Bachelor in Social Sciences and Sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile and graduated in the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. He has specialized in the study of institutional systems of local and metropolitan governance, quality of life, and public policies of local and regional scope. His master thesis, finalized in 2016 within the UMIE Project, was titled: “De pobladores organizados a clientes del Estado: La acción estatal en la desorganización social de la población Yungay (La Granja)” [From organized ‘pobladores’ (settlers) to clients of the State: The state action in the social disorganization of Población Yungay (La Granja)]

Matías Aninat, Thesis Student. Sociologist from the Catholic University of Chile and graduated in the Master program in Urban Development at IEUT. He has specialized in topics of social, economic and environmental regional development, regional exporting models, sociology of disaster, corporate social responsibility, and neighborhood identity. His master thesis, finalized in 2016 within the UMIE Project, was titled: “¿Qué es lo que se dice sobre mi territorio? Un análisis de la construcción de imágenes simbólicas en la población Lo Hermida” [What is said about my territory? An analysis of the construction of symbolic images in Población Lo Hermida].