UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Looking for sustança: food practices and food insecurity in Brazilian urban peripheries under COVID

23 March 2023, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

Favela in Brazil

The IGP welcomes Gareth Jones, Aiko Ikemura Amaral and Mara Noguera (London School of Economics) for a Director's Seminar

This event is free.

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Institute for Global Prosperity


103, Jeffery Hall
Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

The speakers
Dr Aiko Ikemura Amaral is Post-Doctoral Research Officer at LSE’s Latin America and Caribbean Centre for the British Academy ‘Engineering food: infrastructure exclusion and ‘last mile’ delivery in Brazilian favelas’ Project. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex and is also a Teaching Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Gareth Jones is Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, as well as Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE and an Associate Member of the International Inequalities Institute. He has an interdisciplinary academic background having studied economics, geography and urban sociology, and holds an undergraduate degree from University College London and a doctorate from University of Cambridge. He has held numerous visiting positions including at University of California San Diego, University of Texas at Austin and the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Dr Mara Nogueira is a Lecturer in Urban Geography and Director of the MA/MSc Cities Programme. She works on the cross-class politics of urban space production, with an emphasis on the (re)production of socio-spatial inequality in urban Brazil.

Part of the 2023 Spring Series of Soundbites and Director's Seminars - Prosperity and the Popular 

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