Milo Bettocchi

Milo Bettocchi

LSE Fellow in Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies

Languages
English, French, Spanish
Key Expertise
interdisciplinary methodologies, archival practices, queer theory

About me

Dr Milo Bettocchi is an LSE Fellow in Gender Studies as well as the course convenor for GI403: Gender and Media Representation.

Milo’s ESRC-funded doctoral research, completed at the University of Nottingham’s School of Geography, focused on squatting (occupying a building without the permission of the owner) in Brixton, south London. This research emphasised the ways in which squatting has intersected with anti-racist, decolonial, feminist and queer struggles and politics. More broadly, it documented spaces, histories, dynamics, political lineages and struggles which literature on social movements in England has overlooked; it interrogated and expanded how squatting in England has been conceptualised; and it spatialised the processes through which a range of identities, collectivities and political projects were assembled and negotiated.

Milo’s article ‘Affect, infrastructure and activism: The House of Brag's London Queer Social Centre in Brixton, South London’ was recently published in Emotion, Space and Society. He is also the editor of Speak Out! A Brixton Black Women’s Group Reader, forthcoming from Verso in Autumn 2023.

Previously a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the LSE’s Department of Gender Studies as well as a Demonstrator in Techniques in Human Geography at the University of Nottingham, Milo holds an MSc in Gender, Media and Culture from the LSE’s Department of Gender Studies, as well as a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from Kingston University, London.

 

Milo’s research interests include interdisciplinary methodologies, archival practices, lineages of queer theory and anti- and decolonial approaches to Gender Studies.

Expertise Details

interdisciplinary methodologies; archival practices; lineages of queer theory; anti- and decolonial approaches to Gender Studies