PB 18 (Unioninkatu 35)
00014 Helsingfors Universitet

Saila-Maria Saaristo is PhD Researcher in the Doctoral Programme "Political, Societal and Regional Change" at the University of Helsinki and the Doctoral Programme "Democracy in the 21st Century" of the University of Coimbra. Her current research focuses on evictions and resistance against evictions in Lisbon. In the project, she examines the phenomenon occupation of social housing units as well as social movements who support the residents. She is interested in urban practices of resistance in the current context of financialized capitalism, in different manifestations of urban inequality, considering account gender, ethnicity and social class, and in promises and opportunities of a genuine exchange of experiences, practices and theories between the South and the North.

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