UCL Urban Laboratory


Lo Marshall appointed as Research Fellow

18 March 2020

The Bartlett School of Architecture and UCL Urban Laboratory have appointed a Research Fellow to support the international HERA-funded Night Spaces, Migration, Culture and Integration in Europe (NITE) research project.

Lo Marshall

As Research Fellow, Lo Marshall will work on the Humanities in the European Research Area-funded NITE project, a transdisciplinary collaboration researching how night spaces are dynamically produced, imagined, experienced and narrated by migrant communities across eight European cities. Lo works on the London project in this collaboration (Principal Investigator, Prof Ben Campkin), who focus on how LGBTQ+ migrant communities have created public night spaces in London.

As part of on-going collaborations researching LGBTQ+ Nightlife in London with Prof Campkin, Lo has co-authored an article in Soundings journal (Campkin and Marshall 2018), guest co-edited Urban Pamphleteer #7, LGBTQ Night-Time Spaces: Past, Present and Future (Campkin, Marshall and Ross 2018), co-curated a ‘Queer Salon’ at the Museum of London (2018) and contributed to the exhibition ‘Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today’ at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019).

Lo’s doctoral research in the Department of Geography at UCL, explores gender diversity in Britain through the lived experiences of trans and non-binary people. This project translates strands of urban studies, queer theory and trans studies into a research practice that foreground trans and non-binary peoples’ voices to consider how they speak back to knowledge that has tended to be granted greater authority. Through this approach, Lo engages with the spatialising of cis-heteronormative gender regimes and their production and disruption through embodied socio-spatial relations.

Lo has given frequent guest lectures and public talks on gender, sexuality and cities, for example at the Museum on London, Tate Modern, Gothenburg Design Week, UCL, Ravensbourne and the University of Westminster.