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Dr Iliana Ortega-Alcázar 

Research Fellow in Human Geography

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Dr Iliana Ortega-Alcázar is a Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of

Southampton, working on the project ‘Hitting home: Single people, housing benefit reform and

equalities law’.

2008: PhD, Sociology, London School of Economics

2003: MSc, City Design and Social Science, London School of Economics

2001: BA, Sociology, UNAM, Mexico City



Iliana was previously Research Associate at Queen Mary University of London on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Place, Culture, Film: An Investigation into Migrants’ Health Making Practices’ co-ordinated by Professor Isabel Dyck She has lectured at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Birkbeck, University of London; and Brunel University London.





Research interests

My research interests are in housing and home, family and intimate life, urban space and the social life of cities.

Current research project

Iliana Ortega-Alcázar is a Research Fellow on the project ‘Hitting Home: Single people, housing benefit reform and equalities law’ led by Dr Eleanor Wilkinson. For more information visit:

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Athena SWAN committee

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Ortega-Alcázar, I. (2016) Autoconstrucción de vivienda, espacio y vida familiar en la Ciudad de México, PUEC-UNAM;FLACSO: Mexico City


Migration, Health and Well-being: Health Practices in Place. 2012 [DVD] By Dyck, I., Hawkins, M., Ortega-Alcázar, I. and Rabikowska, M. London: Queen Mary University of London, University of East London, The Leverhulme Trust

Journal articles

Ortega-Alcázar, I. & Wilkinson, E. (2017) ‘Just a room in a shared house: The impact of housing benefit cuts on single parents with non-resident children’ Discover Society, Special Issue ‘Families and Relationships across Crises’

Wilkinson, E. & Ortega-Alcázar, I.  (2017) ‘A home of one’s own? Housing welfare for ‘young adults’ in times of austerity’ Critical Social Policy

Ortega-Alcázar, I. and Dyck, I. (2012) ‘Migrant narratives of health and wellbeing: Challenging ‘othering’ processes through photo-elicitation interviews’ Critical Social Policy, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 106 - 125.

Kanai, M. and Ortega-Alcázar, I. (2009) ‘The prospects for progressive culture-led urban regeneration in Latin America: cases from Mexico City and Buenos Aires’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol. 33, Issue 2.

Ortega-Alcázar, I. (2009) ‘Five windows into Latin American cities: Current research from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico’. Space and Culture. Vol. 12, Issue 4.

Book chapters

Ortega-Alcázar, I. (2012) Visual Research Methods. In Susan J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O’Mahony, Ong Seow Eng, Susan Wachter, David Clapham, (editors), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol 7. Oxford: Elsevier; pp. 249–254.  

Ortega-Alcázar, I. (2006) ‘Family through housing: The family-house process in Santo Domingo, Mexico City’, In C. Gomes (Ed.), Social development and family changes. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Press


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