Daniela Vicherat Mattar
Daniela Vicherat Mattar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Leiden University College The Hague. Her research focus on the processes of border-making in conceptual terms, but also related to the visible manifestations of identity politics and the challenges of belonging. Daniela convenes the Gender Minor and the Global Challenges Diversity course.
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Assistant Professor of Sociology at Leiden University College The Hague. Trained academically and professionally as a sociologist in Chile, I completed my PhD at the European University Institute with a thesis focused on the role of public spaces as social underpinnings of democracy. In 2008, I took up a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh to carry out a research on another quiet prevalent urban form, walls, and the way in which they have been shaping European cities until nowadays. Since 2010 I am working at LUC The Hague, where I convene the Gender Minor and the Global Challenges Diversity course. I am interested in the uses of theory in everyday life and how large socio- political processes, such as democratization or migration, affect and shape public spaces in contemporary cities in Europe and Latin America. My research focuses on the processes of border-making in conceptual terms, but also related to the visible manifestations of identity politics and the challenges of belonging. Ultimately, I am interested to understand how these processes manifest in the urban landscape affecting our daily lives
- Public Spaces
- Social Theory en Everyday Life
- Paradoxes of Citizenship
- Vulnerability, Gender and the Ethics of Care
- Global Challenges: Diversity (convener)
- Case-studies in Diversity: Theories in Practice.
- Pana L. & Vicherat Mattar D.A. (2016), Migrationlab Social Impact Report 2016. The Hague: Migrationlab, European Cultural Foundation.
- Vicherat Mattar D.A. (2012), Did the walls really come down? Contemporary b/ordering walls in Europe. In: M. Silberman, K. Tilly and J. Ward (Eds.) Walls Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe. no. 4 USA: Berghaan Books. 268.
- Vicherat Mattar D.A. (2009), Walling borders: an achievement or sign of failure?, TRIALOG. A journal for planning and building in the third world 2(101).
- Vicherat Mattar D.A. (2007), ¿Qué tienen en común la identidad, el espacio público y la democracia? Reflexiones sobre los conceptos (What is common to identity, public spaces and democracy? Thinking about the concepts). In: Olga Segovia (Ed.) Espacios Públicos y Construcción Social. Santiago, Chile: Ediciones SUR.
- de la Maza, G., Vicherat & D. (1999), Los jóvenes temporeros de la VI Región: un abordaje cualitativo. In: INJUV (Ed.) Jóvenes, cultura juvenil y subjetividad en el Chile de los 90. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Nacional de la Juventud (INJUV), Ministerio de Planificación y Cooperación MIDEPLAN.