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About

 
 

about

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House and a Professor in Social Sciences at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. I received a Ph.D. in City Planning from UC Berkeley in 2015. 

I use ethnographic and mobile methods to study how people make and produce alternative transit infrastructures in an era of climate change. My current research uses GPS devices to track how and where "informal" transit goes and what is its relationship to urban land in Quito, Ecuador. My book project, Writing Transit, explores disconnected transit lines in Quito, Ecuador to demonstrate how interlinked collective practices render visible experimental economies. This book attempts to narrate how urban subjects experience and disrupt the collective systems of city to act in the name of equality and environment.

I think a lot about bus riding, public space, the public life of cities, local democratic experimentation, urban cycling, mobile methods, gendered activism, urban infrastructures, climate justice, and experimental and shared economies. I use Feminist STS approaches to build experiments in urban space in order to reveal previously unseen and often neglected subjects and objects of research. 

Join Latin American Cities Working group, a collaborative research network, if you want to connect with other urbanists enthusiastic about Latin American Cities. Email me to join our google listserv  or jcgamble at gmail dot com.