Coordinator - Chile

María Luisa MÉNDEZ

Pontificia Universidad Católica (UC) / Instituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales (IEUT)

María Luisa is associate professor at the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is director of the Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). Prof. Méndez is an urban sociologist with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Manchester. Her research interests include the reproduction of inequalities, social mobility and urban conflicts. She is the author of Upper Middle Class Social Reproduction: Wealth, Schooling and Residential Choice in Chile, and The Politics of the Elite (forthcoming, Routledge), along with several articles on territorial stigma and reputation, class and space, and contemporary forms of socio spatial inequalities that have been published in journals such as Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Cities, City and Community, among others.