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My research topics are the political economy of rental housing, municipal governance, and housing inequality.
I am currently working in the Formas-financed project "Municipal governance and changing local rental markets: medium-sized municipalities’ strategies when meeting residential property investors". The project aims to investigate municipal governance and residential property investors’ establishment in medium-sized municipalities. (Project time 2023-2025).
I also work in a research project at Stockholm university, investigating vulnerabilities in Sweden’s housing market toghether with Eva Andersson and Ida Borg: "Trajectories of vulnerability: A spatial perspective. (Utsatthet i longitudinella data: Ett geografiskt perspektiv.) Project time 2021-2023. The Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet. PI Eva Andersson. VR, Dr.nr 2020-01046.
In my thesis I investigated, with the city of Malmö as a departure point, the role of public housing historically until today, but also how private rental landlords use renovations as a value-adding strategy, exemplifying financialization of rental housing in the Swedish context. I also investigated urban regeneration, specifically how the project ‘Culture Casbah’ enmeshes political-economic housing and urban changes.
Research interests: rental housing, public housing, renovations, the right to housing, local state, neoliberalism, financialization, political-economy