Kathya Araujo

Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)


Kathya Araujo is a Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IDEA) of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Her main research fields are individuation and subject configuration; the relationship of individuals with norms; social theory and psychoanalysis. Her research work has received grants from several Funders like OXFAM- GB, Ford Foundation, CONICYT (Chile), CNPq (Brasil), Humboldt Foundation and Thyssen Foundation (Germany), among others. In the past years, she has conducted several empirical research projects on the effects of the structural transformations Chilean society has undergone in the last decades upon the social bond. Currently she conducts a research on subject configuration and democratization processes in Chile. She is author of more than 15 books, among them Habitar lo social. Usos y abusos en la vida cotidiana en el Chile actual (Inhabiting the social. Uses and abuses in everyday life in Chile. LOM, 2009), Desafíos Comunes. Retrato de la sociedad chilena y sus individuos (Shared challenges. Portrait of Chilean Society and its Individuals, with D. Martuccelli, 2 Vols. LOM, 2012) and editor of ¿Se acata pero no se cumple? Estudios sobre las normas en América Latina (¿Se acata pero no se cumple? Studies on Norms in Latin America. LOM, 2009) and Legitimization in World Society (with A. Mascareño, Ashgate, 2012). Her last published book is El miedo a los subordinados. Una teoría de la autoridad (Fear from subordinates. A theory of authority. LOM, 2016).

Luis Bértola

Universidad de la República, Uruguay


Dr. Luis Bertola is Professor of the Economic and Social History Programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University de la República, Uruguay and Director of MOxLAD (Montevideo-Oxford Latin America Economic History Database) in Montevideo. Ph. D. in Economic History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His main research project is the Economic history of Latin America, especially in the century after the independency. His interests of research are global economy, history of economy with special focus on Uruguay, Caribbean and Latin American Countries, the development and the standards of well-being in Latin America.

Ellen Helsper

London School of Economics (LSE)


Dr Ellen Helsper is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the LSE. Her current research interests include the links between social and digital inequalities; new media audiences; mediated interpersonal communication; and methodological innovation in quantitative and qualitative media and communications research.
The main research projects she is involved in at the moment are: the From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes Project; Network Effects in Digital Inequalities; Socio-digital Skills of Disadvantaged Young People; the World Internet Project and the Global Kids Online project. She consults widely for governments, the third and commercial sector on issues to do with citizen and client engagement in increasingly digital societies.

Lisa Mckenzie

London School of Economics (LSE)


Dr. Lisa Mckenzie has been part of the Great British Class Survey since moving to the London School of Economics in 2013. Her previous research in Nottingham was set in the St Ann's council Estate, and focused upon working class mothers, and their mixed race children. Dr Mckenzie uses a grass roots political, and collaborative approach to her ethnographic research, thus winning a Leverhulme Early Careers award in 2010 to continue her work in St Ann's- but this time with working class men. This resulted in the publication ‘Getting By’, a number one best seller on both the Amazon and the Guardian listings. Dr Mckenzie’s most current research is connected to the Great British Class Survey where she focused upon the group of people at the bottom of society "The Precariat". In addition she has conducted her own ethnographic research with working class people living in the East End of London. Policy Press will publish Dr Mckenzie’s ethnographic and narrative account of working class life in contemporary London as a monograph titled ’Grieving for London’ with the anticipated publishing date in January 2017. Dr Mckenzie has recently been awarded a small grant from the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, where she will continue pushing the boundaries of ethnographic research that focuses upon class inequality by undertaking research in the former Nottinghamshire mining towns through the use of narrative and image. This is anticipated to be completed in March 2017.

Elisa Reis

Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Elisa Reis is Professor of Political Sociology at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, where she is also chair of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Social Inequality (NIED). She is research fellow of The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq.), and of the State of Rio de Janeiro Agency for Research Support (FAPERJ). Currently vice-president for scientific affairs of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), she is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). As visiting professor she has taught at Columbia University, MIT, UCSD, and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat in Munchen. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her main research interests include social theory, political sociology, political economy. Among her latest publications are Worlds of Difference (co-edited with Said Arjomand), Sage, 2013; ONGs, Novos Vínculos entre a Sociedade e o Estado, Editora 7 Letras, 2013; “Sociologia Política e Processos Macro-Históricos”, in Sociologias, N. 38, 2015.

Luis Reygadas

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México


Luis Reygadas is full professor of anthropology at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (Mexico). His research interests are anthropology of work, cognitive capitalism and inequality in Latin America. He is the author of La apropiación. Destejiendo las redes de la desigualdad (Gedisa, 2008) and edited with Paul Gootenberg the book Indelible Inequalities in Latin America. Lessons from History, Politics and Culture (Duke University Press, 2010).

Elvin Wyly

University of British Columbia


Elvin Wyly is Professor of Geography and Chair of the Urban Studies Coordinating Committee at the University of British Columbia, and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Urban Geography. His work focuses on urban social and spatial inequality in U.S. and Canadian cities, in particular gentrification and neighborhood change, racial and class inequalities in home mortgage lending, and the urban social implications of mass social networking practices. Journals where his work has been published include Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, City & Community, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Review of Black Political Economy. Recent publications include "Gentrification on the Planetary Urban Frontier: Turner’s Noösphere" (Urban Studies), "Where is an Author?" (City), and "Please Do Not Cite This Article" (Urban Geography).