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Dr. V. (Valentina) Carraro

Assistant professor
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Geographies of Globalizations

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Dr. Valentina Carraro is Assistant Professor at the GPIO and is affiliated with the AISSR programme group on Political and Economic Geographies. Her research broadly considers how emerging digital technologies and practices transform people, places and the relations between them. She is currently especially interested in the geopolitics of platforms, working at the intersection of digital and political geography.

    Her book, ‘Jerusalem Online: Critical Cartography for the Digital Age’, has been published by Palgrave-MacMillan in 2021 and examines the politics of web-maps in/of Jerusalem, drawing on ontological social theory and feminist technoscience. Prior to joining UvA, Valentina held a Fondecyt postdoc fellowship at CIGIDEN / Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago.

  • Research interests
    • Digital geographies
    • Political geography and critical geopolitics
    • Critical cartography and critical GIS
    • Feminist political economy
    • Political ecology
    • Postcolonial and decolonial theory
  • Teaching

    Master's courses

    • Advanced Political Geography, MSc Human Geography, co-taught with Virginie Mamadouh
    • Research Methodologies 2: Spatial Analyses,  MSc Human Geography & MSc Urban and Regional Planning, Lecturer/Coordinator, co-taught with Yang Chen
    • Climate Proof Development of Cities and Strategic Planning, MSc Urban and Regional Planning, Lecturer, co-taught with Mendel Giezen
    • GEO-Track: Master Thesis Supervision, MSc Human Geography
    • Urban Research Project: Master Thesis Supervision, RM Urban Studies

    Bachelor's courses

    • Geographic Information Systems (2021-2023), BSc Future Planet Studies, Lecturer/Coordinator
    • Spatial Implications of Environmental Change (2021-22), BSc Future Planet Studies, Lecturer/co-cordinator, co-taught with Jannes Willems
  • Publications


    • Carraro, V. (2023). Of fixes and glitches: Mixing metaphors for platform urbanism. Digital Geography and Society, 4, Article 100056. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Carraro, V. (2023). The C-word: how critical cartography, critical GIS and critical data studies can repoliticise disaster-related maps. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal.


    • Carraro, V., Kelly, S., Vargas, J. L., Melillanca, P., & Valdés-Negroni, J. M. (2022). Undoing disaster colonialism: a pilot map of the pandemic's first wave in the Mapuche territories of Southern Chile. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 31(1), 68-78. [details]
    • Inzunza General, S. I., Castañeda, J., & Carraro, V. (2022). Resiliencia comunitaria en contexto de desastre por COVID-19: Resurgimiento y territorialización de las ollas comunes, el caso de Puente Alto. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 84.


    • Carraro, V. (2021). Jerusalem Online: Critical Cartography for the Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Carraro, V. (2021). Grounding the digital: a comparison of Waze ‘avoid dangerous areas’ feature in Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro and the US. GeoJournal, 86, 1121-1139.
    • Carraro, V., Visconti, C., & Inzunza, S. (2021). Neoliberal urbanism and disaster vulnerability on the Chilean central coast. Geoforum, 121, 83-92.




    • Visconti, C., Carraro, V., & Inzunza, S. (2020). Collective mapping as a methodology for participatory, disaster-responsive urban planning: lessons from Chile. In Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Risks and Disasters (Vol. 3). Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Pesquisas sobre Desastres –Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte.



    • Carraro, V. (2019). Jerusalem Online: Critical Cartography after the Ontological Turn. CityU Scholars.
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