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Dr. V. (Valentina) Carraro

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 Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development. She's part of the Political and Economic Geographies programme group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). Broadly, her research sits at the intersection of digital, political and urban geography, and revolves around three main themes:

    • the way digital technologies intervene on the built environment and on socio-political relations
    • mapping, as both an object of research and a method that can facilitate dialogues across disciplines and epistemologies
    • the political ecology of ‘slow’ disasters and its relation to high-tech, data-driven approaches to sustainability and disaster risk reduction

    Her first book, ‘Jerusalem Online: Critical Cartography for the Digital Age’, has been published by Palgrave-MacMillan in 2021. This work examines the politics of web-maps in/of Jerusalem, drawing on ontological social theory and feminist technoscience. It considers three case studies, each related to a different map provider and a recent mapping development: Google Maps and the distributed authorship of web-maps; Waze and algorithmic navigation; OpenStreetMap and crowdsourcing. Overall, the research argues for the need to develop new theoretical and methodological approaches to critical cartography, while holding on to the discipline’s critical sensibilities.

    Prior to joining UvA, Valentina was a postdoc fellow at CIGIDEN / Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago. Funded by Fondecyt, her project built on political ecology, intersectional theory and critical GIS to study the production of disaster vulnerability in Chile.

  • Teaching

     

    Master courses

    • Research Methodologies 2: Spatial Analyses,  MSc Human Geography & MSc Urban and Regional Planning, Lecturer/Coordinator
    • 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 - Track: Environmental Geography

     

    Bachelor courses

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

    2021

    • 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(3), 1121-1139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-019-10117-y
    • Carraro, V., Kelly, S., Vargas, J. L., Melillanca, P., & Valdés-Negroni, J. M. (2021). Undoing disaster colonialism: a pilot map of the pandemic's first wave in the Mapuche territories of Southern Chile. Disaster Prevention and Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-03-2021-0106
    • Carraro, V., Visconti, C., & Inzunza, S. (2021). Neoliberal urbanism and disaster vulnerability on the Chilean central coast. Geoforum, 121, 83-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.02.023

    2018

    2022

    2020

    • 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. https://www.grin.com/document/979893

    2020

    2019

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  • Ancillary activities
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