Work at Sea project, York Centre for Asian Research
Research keywords: Urban and rural transformations; development
Hazel Dizon is a geographer whose research interests lie primarily in examining the processes of urban and rural transformations, and their intersections with development. She holds an MSc in Geography from the University of the Philippines and MA in Geography from York University. Her research examined the housing take-over of socialized housing by the homeless Filipino urban poor. This scholarly endeavour led her to interrogate occupation, strategies of resistance, and social movements under the “right to the city” conceptual framework. Prior to embarking on her graduate studies, she worked in the academe and with child rights-based NGOs in the Philippines. Hazel is currently part of the Work at Sea project.