Ozlem Atalay (Turkish)
Florida State University, Urban & Regional Planning
Spaces of resistance and survival: What can urban planning learn from the space making strategies of a marginalized community?

Brandon Marc Finn (South African)
Harvard University, Urban Planning
Copperbelt Capitalism: Urbanization, Extraction, and the Informal-Formal Labor Nexus

Zahra Khalid (Pakistani)
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Specialization Geography
Securitized residential enclaves in urban Pakistan: (in)security, middle-class aspiration, and the “military real estate state”

Gümeç Karamuk (Turkish)
University College London, Geography
Defending the public interest against unlawfulness: Exploring the judicial processes of contested urban planning practices in London and in Istanbul

Siddarth Menon (Indian)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Geography
(De)Constructing Concrete: Capital, Nature, and Infrastructure in Urbanizing India

Victoria Okoye (Nigerian/USA)
University of Sheffield, Urban Studies and Planning
Youth space-making in Nima: Tracing young people’s affective experiences and embodied spatial practices

Sarita Pillay Gonzalez (South African/Mexican)
University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa,Urban Planning
Property Power: The unseen intersections between state and real estate finance actors that shape our cities

Rida Qadri (Pakistani)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Studies
Driving Disruption: How Platform Workers Shape, Resist and Transform the Algorithmized Mobility Markets of Jakarta and Bangkok

Durgesh Solanki (Indian)
Johns Hopkins University, Sociology
Plaguing the Colonial City: Disease and Control in the British Empire



Heba AlNajada (Jordanian)
University of California, Berkeley, Architecture – History, Theory and Society
Spaces of Hospitality: Humanitarian Refugee Camps and Islamic Traditions of Integration in Jordan

Riad Azar (Lebanese)
The University of Texas at Austin, Sociology
Drive: A Moral Economy of Car Theft

Abir Eltayeb (Egyptian)
University College London, Bartlett School of Planning, Planning Studies
Rethinking the Role of the Lebanese Urban Planning Law in Times of Austerity: Can We Move Towards Inclusive Prosperity?

Tathagato Ganguly (Indian)
University of Delhi, Sociology
Spaces of Extraction: Comunas Negras and Extractive Industries in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Sandra Hiari (Jordanian)
University of Oxford, Sustainable Urban Development
Urban Governance in Amman: Shaping the City through Governmental and Municipal Power Structures

Telma Hoyler (Brazilian)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Political Science
How is governability build in the city? Councillors, policies and territories in São Paulo

Marhabo Saparova (Turkmenistan)
Northeastern University, Sociology
Migration from Turkmenistan to Turkey: Transnationality, Space and Power



Halima Abu-Haneya/Nahar (Palestinian)
Birzeit University, Social Sciences
Socio-Economic Transformations in Shufat Refugee Camp in Jerusalem: From Peasant Refugees to Building Contractors

Meltem Al (Turkish)
McGill University, Architecture
Spaces of capital, religion and ideology: Fundamentalist housing enclaves in Istanbul

Silvina Alonso-Grosso (Argentinian)
Birkbeck, University of London, Law
Urban legislation and city planning in Buenos Aires during the last military dictatorship, 1976-1983

Tanvi Bhatkal (Indian)
University of Cambridge, Geography
Gendered negotiations of urban space in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Marcos Vinicius Lopes Campos (Brazilian)
Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Urban and Political Sociology
“Pow! Credo!” Slam, politics and contemporary urban conflicts in the peripheries of the city of Rio de Janeiro

Ruijie Peng (Chinese)
University of Texas at Austin, Sociology
Rural-Urban Migration and Reproduction of Labour Power in Southwest China

Marwah Vrinda (Indian)
University of Texas at Austin, Sociology
Reproducing the State: Women Community Health Volunteers in North India


Prachi Acharya (Indian)
University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture
Building Code for Resilience?: Building standards knowledge and negotiation in India’s riparian urban-rural networks

Ateeb Ahmed (Pakistani)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), Geography, Environment & Society
Between Speculation and Dispossession: Pakistan Military’s Urban Coup d’état.

Alireza Farmahini Farahani (Iranian)
Clark University, Urban/Economic Geography
Learning in development policy and practice: Inequality reduction and regional development in Iran

Wenjing Jiang (Chinese)
Clark University, Geography
Rights to Land, Rights to the City and Rights (Not) to Farm: Politics and Practices in the Transfer of Rural Land Use Rights in China

Pu Niu (Chinese)
University of Sheffield, Town & Regional Planning
Democratic Deliberation in China’s Urban Village Regeneration

Ling Tang (Chinese)
University of Oxford, Oriental Studies/ Contemporary China Studies/ International Gender Studies
The Transformation and Adaptation of Gendered and Sexualized Guanxi in the Digital Age: Female Entrepreneurs in E-commerce Companies in Urban China

Noura Wahby (Egyptian)
University of Cambridge, Development Studies
The Role of the State in Urban Development-­‐‑ The Case of Urban Water Systems in Cairo


Niwaeli Elisante Kimambo (Tanzanian)
University of Wisconsin
My Farm in the Home Village: The Role of Urban Dwellers in Transforming Rural Land Uses in East Africa’s Rift Valley 

Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani (Iranian)
Clark University
Neighbourhood as a site of policy and activism: exploring citizenship, belonging, and identity building in Tehran’s neighbourhoods

Renewal of awards from 2015

Ritodhi Chakraborty

Ayse Nal

Mirna Pedalo

Adriana Hurtado-Tarazona


Ritodhi Chakraborty (Indian)
University of Wisconsin
Are mountain youth neutral on a moving train?Impact of migrant youth on constructions of rural vulnerability and climate risk in the Indian Himalayas.

Ayse Nal (Turkish)
University of Washington
Local environmental resistance movements: a comparative case study in Turkey and Indonesia

Mirna Pedalo (Bosnia-Herzegovinian)
Goldsmiths College, University of London
De-secularisation of Urban Space: The Role of Religion in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nida Rehman (Pakistani)
University of Cambridge
Urban nature at the margins: more-than-human stories of water development in Lahore

Adriana Hurtado-Tarazona (Colombian)
Universidad de los Andes
Socioeconomic heterogeneity in a planned community: the construction of a social world in Ciudad Verde, Soacha (Colombia)

Yingchan Zhang (Chinese)
Northeastern University, Boston
Tapping the flow: the global circulation of talent and urban development in China


Yueming Zhang (Chinese)
Clark University
From factories to art-themed parks: Urban imaginaries, politics, and subjectivity in China.

Jorge Carlos Derpic Burgos (Bolivian)
University of Texas at Austin
The Anemic Penal State. Lynchings and Modalities of State Presence in El Alto, Bolivia.

Esra Bakkalbasioglu (Turkish)
University of Washington
(Infra)Structuring State-Society Relations: State, Minorities and Infrastructure Projects in the Peripheral Regions.

Prasad Khanolkar (Indian)
University of Toronto
Slums as constellations. 

Ghaleb Attrache (Syrian)
University of California, Berkeley
Neoliberalism, the center, and the rest: geographies of protest in Egypt and Syria.


Jacinto Cuvi Escobar (Ecuadorian)
University of Texas at Austin
Exchanging Power: Politics, Violence, and the Regulation of Street Markets in Latin America.
Article published in Social Problems: The Politics of Field Destruction and the Survival of Sao Paulo’s Street Vendors

Zeynep Ulker Kasli (Turkish)
University of Washington, Seattle
(Re)bordering Territory and Citizenship: “Transit” Migrants, Minorities and “Locals” on the Greek-Turkish borderland.

Javier Ruiz-Tagle (Chilean)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Segregation and Integration in Urban Areas of Demographic Diversity: A Comparative Case-Study of Chicago and Santiago de Chile.

Bruce Githua (Kenyan)
University of the Witwatersrand
Working with Nairobi’s Urban Process: Investigating the Role of the ‘State’ in Nairobi’s Urbanism.

Mónica Isabel Farías (Argentinean)
University of Washington
Mapping Alternative Political Futures: Neighbourhood Assemblies and cross-class alliances in post-crisis Buenos Aires.


Suraya Fazel-Ellahi (South African)
University of Manchester
Water, Power and Desalination Technology: the relational production of water ‘crises’ and ‘fixes’ in the Coastal Towns of the Western Cape.

Dharashree Das (Indian)
Simon Fraser University
Matters of the Womb: Muslim Women’s Narratives of Fertility, Family and the Indian State.

Poulomi Chakrabarti (Indian)
Brown University
One Nation, Many Worlds: what explains the variation in political-economic regimes in India.

Lourdes Marcela López Mares (Mexican)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Understanding the role of urban amenity provision in massive satellite cities: what planning and policy can do to best meet residents’ needs.

Kristen Biehl (Turkish)
University of Oxford
Encounters with “super-diversity”: migration and everyday experiences with difference in a globalizing space of Istanbul.

Shuhua Chen (Chinese)
University of St.Andrews
Making home on the move: an anthropological study of migration in the Chaoshan region in South China.

Simón Uribe (Colombian)
The London School of Economics
The State and the Frontier: a historical ethnography of a road in the Putumayo region of Colombia.


Nur Bahar Sakizlioglu (Turkish)
University of Utrecht
A Comparative Look at Displacement Experiences: The Cases of Amsterdam and Istanbul. 

Joaquin Enrique Carrizosa (Colombian)
University of Kent
Territorial Dialectics: State Formation and Indigenous Visions of the Space in the Colombian Amazon Piedmont.

Sanjeev Routray (Indian)
University of British Colombia
Between Eviction and Existence: Urban Restructuring and the Politics of Poverty in Delhi.

Nikita Kharlamov (Russian)
Clark University
Modeling Sense of Place: Emergence of Meaningful Places in Encountering Environments.


Maria Gonzalez Cardenas (Colombian)
Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Urban Planning Criticism in the US and its impact in the Latin American Countries during the early Cold War.

Namita Dharia (Indian)
Harvard University
Building Castles in the Air: the construction industry and the development of contemporary urban India.

Sheila Kamunyori (Kenyan)
London School of Economics and Political Science
The Impact of Inclusive Governance and Policymaking on Nairobi’s Informal Economy.


Dharashree Das (Indian)
Simon Fraser University
Matters of the Womb: Muslim Women’s Narratives of Fertility, Family and the Indian State.

Juan Galvis (Colombian)
University of Washington
Reinventing the City: The Governance of Public Space in Bogota.

Faith Ikioda (Nigerian)
University of Sheffield
Communities of Practice, Gender and Urban Market Trading in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nikita Kharlamov (Russian)
Clark University
Modeling Sense of Place: Emergence of Meaningful Places in Encountering Environments.

Moises Lino e Silva (Brazilian)
University of St Andrews
An Anthropology of Freedom in a Brazilian Favela.
See article published in New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Colour, in 2010


Sanjeev Routray (Indian)
University of British Columbia
Between eviction and existence: urban restructuring and the politics of poverty in Delhi