Martín Arboleda is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Urban Theory Lab, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
His work interrogates global restructurings of production and processes of urbanization, especially in the context of Latin America’s most recent commodity boom.
His research interests include urban studies, critical political economy, history and philosophy of technology, financialization, and labor studies.
He has contributed to journals Antipode, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Geoforum, and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
He completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Manchester, UK, in 2015, with a thesis that addressed the contested geographies of planetary urbanization in a mining and energy district of northern Chile. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Urban Studies Foundation, the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile, and the School of Social Sciences of the University of Manchester. As a PhD student at the University of Manchester, he received the Manchester Doctoral College 2015 Excellence Award for best outstanding output.
Martín Arboleda was a workshop expert on infrastructures of extended urbanization in Latin America at the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.