2020 Postdoctoral Fellow

Jaime Jover is the Marilyn J. Gittell Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He completed his Ph.D. in Human Geography at the University of Seville in 2017 and has later enjoyed postdoctoral fellowships in Portugal, Spain, and the UK. He studies processes of socio-spatial transformation and the role of local communities advocating for social justice and the right to the city. At the crossroads between radical geographies, urban theory, and critical heritage studies, his research focuses on gentrification, the redevelopment of historic urban districts, and social movements’ spatial strategies in contesting these processes in tourism-oriented urban economies. He is also co-founder of the Iberoamerican Network of Researchers in Politics, Conflicts, and Urban Movements established within the Iberoamerican Association of Postgraduate Universities (AUIP), which supports decolonial and postcolonial urban research, bringing together academic traditions from the Global South and North.