Liza Candidi T.C., PhD in Anthropology, is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the GSSI Urban Studies.

She has carried out her PhD research in Berlin at the Humboldt-Universität, Europäische Ethnologie, on the politics of urban memories. She received fellowships and grants in Germany, USA and Italy for researches about changes in post-socialist cities, history representation, and museology. She joined different multidisciplinary and international research groups studying sustainability with a political ecology approach, urban marginalization, and city imaginaries.

Her research activity is currently focused on urban commons and community resilience, informal settlements and autonomy, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between sustainability policies and grassroots practices, as well as on urban social movements, specifically the ones related to environmental challenges and food sovereignty.

She has also worked as editorial consultant for publishing houses.

Research interests

Urban commons, Political ecology, Sustainability policies and practices, Community resilience, Informal settlements, Self-governance, Environmental and Social movements, Post-socialism, Politics of memory.