Academic background: PhD in Geography (King’s College London, 2011), Graduate degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2001).
Research interests: urban informality, housing, postcolonialism, models of slum intervention
Eduardo Ascensão is a postdoctoral researcher at Centro de Estudos Geográficos, University of Lisbon. An anthropologist and urban geographer, his research is on urban informality, housing and postcolonialism. He is currently developing a project on the technoscience of slum intervention in Portuguese-speaking cities. He has published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, City, Antipode and the edited volume Handbook of Gentrification Studies.