Gabriela Neves De Lima

PhD Candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies

Department of Geography and Environment

Office Hours
Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm (Book via Student Hub)
English, French, Portuguese
Key Expertise
Urban Geography, Feminist Theory, Political Theory, Ethnography

About me

Gabriela is a PhD candidate in Human Geography and Urban Studies at the Department of Geography and Environment. Her research focuses on the intersection between housing and feminist movements in the context of the crisis of the left and rise of the extreme right in Brazil. At the LSE, Gabriela co-organizes the Geography and Environment Feminist Reading Group where students and staff discuss how feminist, queer and trans* theories and practices draw on, dialogue with and expand geographical thought. Gabriela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and a Double Master’s degree in Urban Policy from Science Po Paris and the LSE. Before starting her doctoral studies, Gabriela has worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London and been an Oram Research Fellow at the LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment.

Provisional thesis title: Occupation-based practices and feminist militant care in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Dr Romola Sanyal 

Dr David Madden

Selected publications: 

Lima, G.N. & Gontijo, E.O. 2018. “Cozinha, Café e Prosa e Cuidado: rupturas e permanências no cotidiano de mulheres da comunidade atingida de Paracatu de Baixo, Mariana” [Kitchen, Coffee, Prose and Care: Discontinuities and continuities in the daily lives of women from the affected community of Paracatu de Baixo, Mariana], Tessituras: Revista de Antropologia e Arqueologia 6(2): 76-109.

 Conference Papers: 

Lima, G.N. and Gontijo, E.O. 2018. “Post-disaster governance and the peasant morality: houses, everyday life and expectations of a collective future for Paracatu de Baixo”, presented at 15th EASA Biennial Conference, Stockholm.

 Blog posts: 

Lima, G.N. 2021. “Book Review: A Feminist Reading of Debt by Lucí Cavallero and Verónica Gago”, LSE Review of Books. 

Expertise Details

Urban Geography; Feminist Theory; Political Theory; Ethnography; Research Methods; Urban Planning