About Me

Photo: Miguel Vergara

I am an Associate Professor in Sociology working at the Institute for Housing and Urban research at Uppsala University.

I examined gated communtities and their growing popularity in Poland in my dissertation (2011). In my research I have focused on social movements working with housing related issues in Central and Eastern Europe (mainly Poland), but also in Sweden. My research interests encompass: urban social movements, extra-parliamentary activism, squatting, tenants’ mobilizations, informal organization, and non-traditional forms of civic engagement.

I am currently studying how renoviction (a form of gentrification) affect residents in Sweden and am especially interested in different forms of resistance among tenants.