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School of Business and Management

Isadora Cruxen

Isadora

Lecturer in Business and Society

Email: i.cruxen@qmul.ac.uk
Website: https://isadoracruxen.com/
Twitter: @Cruxen

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Biography:

Isadora is a Lecturer in Business and Society. Her research bridges scholarship in development studies, politics, economic geography, and business organization to interrogate how state-market relations shape natural resource governance and urban infrastructure provision in the global South. Her recent research interests span business ownership and politics, financialization, private sector-led development and regulation, with a focus on water governance. Her research experience also includes work on participatory development, collective action, and feminist organizing. Isadora holds a PhD in Political Economy, Development and Planning (2022) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a masters in City Planning (2016) from MIT, and a bachelors degree in Political Science (2011) from the University of Brasília, Brazil.

Teaching

Whilst at Queen Mary, Isadora will work towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCA). At MIT, she was a recipient of the Graduate Student Council Teaching Award in 2019, for her role as a co-instructor for a PhD course on research design.

 

Pedagogic publications

Lawrence Susskind, Dayna Cunningham, and Isadora A. Cruxên 2018, “Teaching Participatory Action Research: The Search for Pedagogical Insights.”  In (Participatory) Action Research: Principles, Approaches and Applications. Edited by Calder, J. and Foletta J. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 126–127.

Research

Research Interests:

Isadora’s research centres on the political economy of sustainable development and natural resource governance in the global South, with a regional focus on Latin America. Her recent work engages debates on:

  • State-market relations and business politics
  • Financialization
  • Regulation and governance
  • Private investment in infrastructure service delivery
  • Water governance

Publications

Journal articles

Isadora A. Cruxên 2021, “The Limits of Insulation: The Long-Term Political Dynamics of Public-Private Service Delivery.” International Development Planning Review (ahead of print).

Gabriella Carolini, Daniel Gallagher, and Isadora A. Cruxên 2018, “The Promise of Proximity: The Politics of Knowledge and Learning in South-South Cooperation between Water Operators.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37:7, 1157-1175.

Joana Alencar, Isadora A. Cruxên, Igor Fonseca, Roberto Pires, and Uriella Ribeiro 2013, “Participação Social e Desigualdades nos Conselhos Nacionais” (Public Participation and Inequality in National Councils). Sociologias, 15:32, 112–146.

 

Book chapters

Gabriella Carolini and Isadora A. Cruxên 2020,   “Infrastructure: The Harmonization of an Asset Class and Implications for Local Governance.” In The Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography. Edited by Knox-Hayes, J. and Wójcik, D. Routledge, 232–260.

Lawrence Susskind, Dayna Cunningham, and Isadora A. Cruxên 2018, “Teaching Participatory Action Research: The Search for Pedagogical Insights.”  In (Participatory) Action Research: Principles, Approaches and Applications. Edited by Calder, J. and Foletta J. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 126–127.

Joana Alencar, Isadora A. Cruxên, and Uriella Ribeiro 2015, “Participação Social no Planejamento Federal: um olhar a partir das Conferências Nacionais de Políticas Públicas.” In Planejamento Brasil século XXI: inovação institucional e refundação administrativa: elementos para o pensar e o agir. Edited by José Celso Cardoso Jr. Brasília: IPEA, 259–294.

Clóvis Souza, Isadora A. Cruxên, Paula Lima, Joana Alencar, and Uriella Ribeiro 2013, “Conferências típicas e atípicas: um esforço de caracterização do fenômeno politico.” In Conferências Nacionais: atores, dinâmicas participativas e efetividade. Edited by Leonardo Avritzer and Clóvis Souza. Brasília: IPEA, 25–52.

 

Edited journal volume

Andrea Beck and Isadora A. Cruxên, “New uses for old rivers: Rediscovering urban waterways.” Projections, 14. MIT Press.

 

Research awards (selected)

Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability, MIT (2019)

GPEIG Best Student Paper on International Planning Award, Global Planning Educators Interest Group, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference (2018)

Public Engagement

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
  • American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • Red para el Estudio de la Economía Política de América Latina (Repal)
  • Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo)
  • Household Water Insecurity Experiences – Research Coordination Network (HWISE-RCN)
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