Currently: Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Leicester, 2014-2016. March 2011- August 2011 Visiting Scholar, Cornell University, Department of City and Regional Planning, funded by Clarence Stein Institute. Summer 2008, EU-Fellow at the Future Urban Research in Europe Training Program 2008 “The Ethnically Diverse City” at the Bauhaus Universität of Weimar, awarded by the Bauhaus Universität. June 2008, PhD with dissertation on gentrification in a comparative perspective between Rome and New York City, supported by three years scholarship from the University of Roma Tre and one year Regional scholarship for dissertation writing. Department of Urban Studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Roma Tre University. Dec 2006 - July 2007 Visiting PhD student, Columbia University, Department of Urban Planning, sponsored by the University of Roma Tre. April 2004 - Laurea in Architecture and Urbanism (five year course, equivalent to MA), Faculty of Architecture, I.U.A.V of Venice. Dissertation on Urbanism. During 2000-2001 academic years I participated in the Socrates-Erasmus programme, University of Liverpool, Department of Architecture and Civic Design.
Loretta Lees is an urban geographer with an international reputation for research on urban regeneration/gentrification, global urbanism, urban policy, urban public space, architecture and urban social theory. CURRENT POSITION Director of Research and Chair of Human Geography (September 2013-) Department of Geography, University of Leicester. PREVIOUS ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Professor in Human Geography (2008-) and Chair of the Cities Group (2010-12), Reader (2005-2008), Senior Lecturer (2004-2005), Lecturer (1997-2004) Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK. Post-doctoral Fellow in Geography (1995-1997) University of British Columbia, Canada. Visiting Lectureship in Geography (1994) University of Waikato, New Zealand.
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