Santiago Leyva Del Rio

Santiago Leyva Del Rio


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My research critically analyses the social consequences of the mutually reinforcing crises of housing affordability and social reproduction in urban environments. I’m interested in grassroots forms of resistance that challenge these crises as well as prefigurative initiatives aiming at the de-commodification and collectivisation of housing and social reproduction.

Currently, I work as a postdoctoral research associate in the project Austerity and Altered Life-Courses, which analyses the impact of austerity on young people in terms of housing, employment and family decisions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Geography , Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 21 Oct 2021

Areas of expertise

  • G Geography (General)
  • Housing
  • Urban commons
  • Geographies of home
  • Social reproduction
  • Austerity
  • Social movements
  • Financialisation of everyday life


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