Welcome Cecilia, new post-doc researcher in CCI
Dr Cecilia Dinardi is one of the four winners of the international competition organised by the Urban Studies Foundation. She won a prestigious three-year fellowship to undertake postdoctoral research about cultural policies, urban informality and creative cities in Latin America. Working under the supervision of Prof. Andy Pratt, Cecilia will explore ways of connecting the formal domain of cultural policy making with the informal world of ordinary practices in the cultural sector. Her comparative project will address existing limitations in the literature on creative cities by exploring alternative ways of understanding culture and creativity in contexts of urban segregation, social inequality, poor-quality public spaces and growing informal settlements in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship allows early career scholars to undertake up to 3 years dedicated Urban Studies research. The £150,000 grant will support Cecilia’s post to publish outputs from her research in the international Urban Studies (and cognate) literature, as well as seek additional research grant funding, and achieve ‘impact’ beyond the academy.
Cecilia completed a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in March 2013.Between 2009 and 2011, Cecilia acted as a Research Officer at City University’s Department of Culture and Creative Industries, developing the Researching Culture and Creative Industries in London (RCCIL) database.