Peter Parker

  • Senior Lecturer

Peter Parker holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology with a focus on organizations and networks. His current research focuses on urban governance and the complexities of negotiation in urban development. For instance how urban regeneration is legitimized, the viability of urban commons, inclusive public space and most recently the implications of temporary use.

Maria Persdotter

  • Research Assistant

Maria Persdotter, PhD in Urban Studies. Maria is currently a research assistant at the Department of Urban studies at Malmö University. Her research interests include the geographies of bordering and mobility control practices, specifically as these intersect with issues of housing and homelessness. She also has a longstanding interest in feminist and critical race theory.

Emil Pull

  • Lecturer

Emil is an urban geographer interested in political and social formations in and of the city, and their impacts on urban power and (in)equalities. His research interest include housing politics and urban precarity, gentrification, displacement and phenomenological research methods. Emil holds a double doctorate in Urban Studies from Roskilde University and Malmö University respectively.

Erica Righard

  • Associate Professor

Erica Righard, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Social Work and a research fellow at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). She received her doctoral degree at Lund University in 2008. Over a couple of years she worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Linnaeus University. She […]

Per-Markku Ristilammi

  • Professor

Per-Markku Ristilammi received his PhD in Ethnology 1994 from Lund University with a dissertation titled Rosengård och den svarta Poesin. En studie av modern annorlundahet (Rosengård and the Black Poetry. A study of Modern Alterity) that dealt with the construction of alterity in the city. From 1999 and onwards Ristilammi has been engaged in several […]

Kim Roelofs


Kim Roelofs is a PhD student at the Department of Urban Studies at Malmö University. Kim has a background in ethnology and cultural analysis and is currently studying area-based development with a focus on spatial justice. 

Mathilda Rosengren


Mathilda Rosengren is a postdoctoral researcher on the project “Revisiting allmänningar & stråk. Spatial justice in the 21st century urban-rural land regime” at the Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University. She is a visual anthropologist and urban geographer with a particular interest in more-than-human entanglements, ecologies, and ethnographies of the urban Anthropocene. She holds a PhD […]

Elnaz Saekheyli

  • Assistant Professor

Elnaz Sarkheyli is an assistant professor in Urban Design and Planning at Malmö University. She completed her Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, in 2016, with a dissertation entitled Socio-Spatial Conflicts of Mashhad’s Megaprojects. Elnaz’s research background includes Building Bylaws and Contraventions, Urban Regeneration, Sustainable Transport, and Sustainable Development. Elnaz is interested in the socio-spatial […]

Dario Salvi


Dario Salvi is a telecom engineer with PhD in biomedical engineering. His specialisation is software engineering and hardware prototyping for healthcare and social good. He is developing a multi-dimensional database with the objective to investigate the relationship between socio-economic factors and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matilda Annemark Sandberg

  • PhD Student

Matilda is a PhD student in Urban Studies with main interests in housing provision and inequalities in housing. In her PhD project, Matilda studies the production as well as lived experiences of housing quality within the Swedish housing system. She has a background in Urban Planning and Human Geography (BS) and Urban Studies (MS), and has previously […]