Dr Melissa Fernandez Arrigoitia

Lecturer in Urban Futures

Research Overview

Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia is a Lecturer in Urban Futures (Institute for Social Futures), based jointly in the Department of Sociology and LICA (Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts). Her research interests include:

  • Urban futures and transformations in the Global North and South
  • Urban housing production, destruction and resettlements
  • Alternative home futures and collaborative, community-led practices
  • Socio-material and geopolitical dimensions of urban belonging and othering
  • Urban crisis, austerity and disposession
  • Human geographies and emotional geographies of home and architecture
  • Feminist and postcolonial geopolitics
  • Ethnographic, participative and experimental methodologies

Twitter: @femimeli

The Gentrification of Public Housing
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2018 In: Handbook of Gentrification Studies. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing p. 262-280. 19 p. ISBN: 9781785361739. Electronic ISBN: 9781785361746.

Towards the dis-alienation democratization and humanization of housing
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 19/12/2017 In: City. 21, 6, 5 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Of flux or finality?: On the process and dynamics of a co-housing group in formation
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Scanlon, K. 12/2017 In: Self-Build Homes. London : UCL Press p. 115-137. 23 p. ISBN: 9781911576891. Electronic ISBN: 9781911576877.

Collaborative design of senior co-housing: The case of Featherstone Lodge
Arrigoitia, M.F., Scanlon, K. 15/05/2017 In: Ways of Residing in Transformation. Taylor and Francis Inc. p. 103-127. 25 p. ISBN: 9781134808731.

Geographies of forced eviction: Dispossession, violence, resistance
Brickell, K., Arrigoitia, M.F., Vasudevan, A. 9/01/2017 In: Geographies of Forced Eviction. Palgrave Macmillan p. 1-23. 23 p. ISBN: 9781137511263. Electronic ISBN: 9781137511270.

Unsettling resettlements: Community, belonging and livelihood in Rio de Janeiro’s Minha Casa Minha Vida
Arrigoitia, M.F. 9/01/2017 In: Geographies of Forced Eviction. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 71-96. 26 p. ISBN: 9781137511263. Electronic ISBN: 9781137511270.

Cohousing: shared futures
Jarvis, H., Scanlon, K., Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Chatterton, P., Kear, A., O'Reilly, D.G., Sargisson, L., Stevenson, F. 22/06/2016 Newcastle UponTyne : ESRC. 24 p.
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Development of new cohousing: lessons from a London scheme for the over-50s
Scanlon, K., Fernández Arrigoitia, M. 17/02/2015 In: Urban Research and Practice. 8, 1, p. 106-121. 16 p.
Journal article

Women’s Studies and Contingency: Between Exploitation and Resistance
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Beetham, G., Jones, C., Nzinga-Johnson, S. 2015 In: Feminist Formations. 27, 3, p. 81-113. 33 p.
Journal article

‘The European Experience’ and ‘Key areas for dialogue between Brazil and the European Union’
Whitehead, C., Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2015 In: Housing Finance and Subsidy Policies in Brazil and European Union. Ministério das Cidades, Government of Brazil and Cities Alliance International.

Introduction: Social Housing in Europe
Scanlon, K.E., Whitehead, C., Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2/05/2014 In: Social Housing in Europe. Blackwell-Wiley ISBN: 9781118412343. Electronic ISBN: 9781118412367.

Social Housing in Europe
Scanlon, K., Whitehead, C., Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2/05/2014 Wiley. 465 p. ISBN: 9781118412343. Electronic ISBN: 9781118412367.

Agency, Ambivalence and Emotions in a Public Housing Anti-Demolition Struggle
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2014 In: Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging. Routledge ISBN: 9781138000650.

UnMaking Public Housing Towers: The Role of Lifts and Stairs in the Demolition of a Puerto Rican Project
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2014 In: Home Cultures. 11, 2, p. 167-196. 30 p.
Journal article

Cecilia Menjivar’s ‘Enduring Violence : Landina Women’s Lives in Guatemala’
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 3/04/2013 In: Gender, Place and Culture. 20, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Introduction: the Writing Cities collaboration
Hall, S., Fernandez Arrigoitia, M., Dinardi, C. 2010 In: Writing Cities. London : Cities Programme p. 10-14.

Chocolate City: Documentary
Fernandez Arrigoitia, M. 2008 In: Graduate Journal of Social Science. 5, 1, 5 p.
Book/Film/Article review