Andy Merrifield is a writer, social theorist and urban geographer with a PhD in Geography from the University of Oxford. He has taught at assorted universities in the UK and USA and is now in Cambridge. Merrifield is co-editor (with Erik Swyngedouw), of The Urbanization of Injustice (1995) and author of eight books, including Metromarxism (2002), Dialectical Urbanism (2002), Guy Debord (2005), Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction (2006), Magical Marxism (2011) (which was shortlisted for the 2012 Bread and Roses Prize), and most recently, The Politics of the Encounter: Urban Theory and Protest under Planetary Urbanization (2013). His new book, The New Urban Question, will be published by Pluto Press in March 2014.

Dr Merrifield is one of the Faculty-appointed Visiting Research Fellows, chosen because their work is of interest across the wide range of fields covered by the staff and students here. More at http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/research/visiting-research-fellows  His contacts at the Bartlett are Michael Edwards and Murray Fraser.   To contact Andy Merrifield direct email am2254@cam.ac.uk but please be thoughtful before doing that. Coordination for this series Michael Edwards m.edwards@ucl.ac.uk