Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

Panagiota Kotsila has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Bonn, Germany and is a postdoctoral researcher at ICTA-UAB and the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ), at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Her research examines the unequal distribution of health risks and how the very concepts of disease, health and well-being are constructed, mobilised and interpreted through and for power. Her empirical research has focused on water supply and sanitation (Vietnam) and vector-borne diseases (Greece), interrogating uneven, racialized, and intersectional health vulnerabilities through a critical medical anthropology/political ecology approach. In the last three years she has focused on the politics of urban re-naturing and the way it reflects and informs (in)justice in cities.