The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Miranda Iossifidis

Research Associate in Urban Planning

Background

I am a Research Associate in GURU, and working on OpenHeritage: Organizing, Promoting and Enabling Heritage Reuse through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment.

 

Recent projects have included urban and cultural policy analysis for the European Cultural Foundation as part of Cultural and Creative Spaces and Cities, and working with Dr Jenny Mbaye on independent art institution-building and the city, in 'Curating Dakar as an Art World City' and developing a new programme with the British Council Creative Economy exploring Dakar's creative ecosystem with young creative communities.


I have worked on research projects in several departments at Newcastle University since 2018, including in the Sociology department with Dr Lisa Garforth on 'Prospecting Futures', part of 'Unsettling Scientific Stories', looking at online science fiction reading communities. I have also worked in the Culture Lab with Dr Tom Schofield on 'Children's Magical Realism for New Spatial Interactions,' collaborating with Seven Stories to explore children's relationship to space and place in Newcastle upon Tyne, through AR and magical realism. 
 
My background is in urban geography and audiovisual media, and my research interests are around urban and anthropocene imaginaries, everyday cultural practices and social justice. I received a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2016) which focused on remembrance of urban uprisings in Athens. I have taught in Sociology departments at Goldsmiths and Newcastle University, Urban Geography at LSE, UCL and Oxford University, and Critical and Contextual Studies at University of the Arts London. I have a background in audio/visual practice and have worked with architects in Paris, Rotterdam and Caracas. I am a member of the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am part of the Sonic Cyberfeminisms collective and Feminist Researchers Against Borders.

 

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