Matthew Richmond

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London School of Economics
Centro de Estudos da Metrópole

Research Profile

Favelas, peripheries and informality in Latin American cities. My work looks at the social, spatial and institutional development of these spaces and how they are governed. Particular areas of focus are subjectivity formation, housing and the production of security via relations between the state and non-state armed groups.

Latin America, Brazil
English, Spanish, Portuguese

A. Published journal articles and reviews

Richmond, M. A. (Forthcoming) 'Review of Angotti, T. (Ed.) (2017) Urban Latin
America: Inequalities and Neoliberal Reforms', Journal of Latin American Studies

Richmond, M. A. (2018) 'Rio de Janeiro's favela assemblage: Accounting for the
durability of an unstable object', Environment and Planning D (published online)

Richmond, M. A. (2017) 'The irresistible outside: Innocence, desire and transgression in a Brazilian urban utopia', Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 4: 1&2, pp. 177-185

Richmond, M. A. and Garmany, J. (2016) 'A Post-Third World City or a neoliberal
City of Exception͟? Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic era', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40: 3, pp. 621–639

B. Journal articles under review

Richmond, M. A., 'Political subjectivities and narratives of crisis in the periphery of São Paulo', Journal of Latin American Studies

Richmond, M. A., 'Hostages to both sides: Favela pacification as antagonistic
security assemblage', Geoforum

C. Published book chapters

Richmond, M. A. (2015) 'The urban impacts of Rio's mega-events: The view from two uunspectacular favelas', in Poynter, G. and Viehoff, V. (Eds.), Mega-event Cities:
Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events, London: Ashgate

Richmond, M. A. (2014) 'Resident perceptions of urbanisation and elite
encroachment in a Jacarepaguá favela', in Ribeiro, L. C. Q. (Ed.), The Metropolis of
Rio de Janeiro: A Space in Transition, Rio de Janeiro: Letra Capital Editora

Coates, R. and Richmond, M. (2013) 'Rio de Janeiro', in Pelling, M. and Blackburn, S.
(Eds.), Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation, London: