We are very happy to announce that Sebastián Villamizar-Santamaría from CUNY Graduate Center, New York, will be visiting professor in our Master's Degree for the academic year 2022-2023.
Sebastián is a sociologist and geographer who works on urban and environmental inequalities. His research has focused on spatial segregation, socioeconomic disparities, and lately rural gentrification. His book project looks at how people from different classes interact in a rapidly urbanizing rural area and the way they create mechanisms to cooperate against the state.
He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the Graduate Center–City University of New York, where he writes reports on the living conditions of Latinos in the United States.
Besides teaching and doing research, he is also an editor, copyeditor, and translator specialized in human rights, human rights law, and sociology.
As visiting professor at SAGAS Department, Sebastián will teach the first module of the course of Urban Geography in the second semester. Sebastián's module is titled "New Understandings of Classic Urban Scholarship".
We look forward to welcoming Sebastián in Florence!
The Degree Committee