Carmen Pérez del Pulgar Frowein was born in Spain in 1988. She undertook half of the degree in Mathematics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2008) before reorienting towards social sciences. She graduated in Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2013) and holds a MSc. Degree in Human Geography from the Universiteit van Amsterdam (cum laude, 2015). Carmen is currently a PhD candidate at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona - ICTA (2016-2020). Her research is part of the ERC funded project GREENLULUS and the research line Cities and Environmental Justice. She is also member of the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability founded in partnership with the ICTA and IMIM institutes in Barcelona.
Carmen’s research interest focuses on the inclusiveness and environmental justice of urban spaces. She explores the complex geographies of cities and the fragmentations of the urban space by race, gender and class that shape the experience and the feelings of their residents. Focusing on this contested nature of cities, she questions how the territorial identities and conflicting conceptualisations of geopolitical and economic tendencies become populated and renegotiated through everyday urban spaces. Carmen is particularly interested in the factors that determine the dynamics and conflicts around the greening of cities, enquiring also the capabilities people have in the construction of new meanings and models of environmentally resilient, but also just, cities.
Political and urban geography, urban sociology, urban planning, environmental justice, urbanisation, green financialization, environmental gentrification, right to the city