Melissa Bayer

Melissa Bayer
University of Münster | WWU · Institut für Geographie

Doctor of Philosophy
I work on water and citizenship in the context of urban informality

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Introduction
In my research, I explore the relation between access to water (or lack thereof) and citizenship in the informal settlements of Antofagasta, Chile. My research interests include (urban) political ecology, urbanisation ‘from below’, critical infrastructure, environmental conflicts, more-than-human geographies and situated knowledge production. I also work in the field of adaptation to climate change as technical project manager for the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

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Publications (10)
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Available for downloading at: https://waterlat.org/working-papers-series/volume-7-2020/vol-7-no-3/ In this issue we feature five articles focused on experiences from Bolivia, Chile, France, and Spain, presenting research results, some originated in doctoral dissertations. Article 1 was authored by Christelle Pezon, from the National Conservatory o...
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This paper explores the relationship between water infrastructures and the identity dimension of citizenship. By combining concepts from urban political ecology and Foucault's work on governmentality, this paper offers an analytical framework of hydro-social regimes of water access, which acknowledges both the material and discursive dimensions of...
Research
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Contribution to the blog of the collaborative research centre „Re-Figuration of Spaces“ (CRC 1265). Link to full version: https://sfb1265.de/en/blog/fluid-boundaries-of-urban-living-spaces/

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This dissertation project aims at shedding light on how the residents of the informal settlements in the city of Antofagasta, Chile, employ different hydro-social practices of alternative water acquisition and thereby challenge traditional conceptualizations of citizenship.