Elisabeth Peyroux

Dr. Elisabeth Peyroux

Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes Urbaines (LISST – CIEU, UMR 5193)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)elisabeth peyroux
Université de Toulouse-II Le Mirail
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Elisabeth Peyroux is an urban geographer and a social anthropologist. She is a senior researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Toulouse, France. Previously, she was a research associate at the Laboratoire Gecko at the University of Paris X-Nanterre where she completed her PhD on housing policies and residential practices in Windhoek, Namibia (2000). Her current research interests focus on Northern and Southern cities: she works on urban regeneration, local economic development and creative industries in the metropolitan area of Toulouse and carries out research on neoliberalization, urban regeneration and the international circulation of policies and models, with a focus on the transfer of Business Improvement Districts in Johannesburg. She has worked in a number of international research programmes and networks on urban governance, urban restructuring and socio-spatial transformation in Southern cities (Windhoek, Johannesburg) financed by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Her key areas of research also include urban violence and the privatisation of security in South Africa and Namibia. Between 2004 and 2006, she coordinated an international research programme on “Privatisation of security in Sub-Saharan African cities: Urban dynamics and new forms of governance” sponsored by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) (see http://www.ifas.org.za/research/index.php: Research/previous programmes and http://w3.lisst.univ-tlse2.fr/publications.htm for the presentation of the edited book on this topic). She also works as a consultant in cooperation and development projects in Cap Town, South Africa.

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