Dr Charlotte Lemanski

Lecturer at Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Dr Charlotte Lemanski is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her research principally addresses the everyday lived realities of poverty and inequality in the Southern city, and this broad research lens has been explored through analyses of housing markets, gentrification, segregation and integration, fear, security and governance.

After completing a degree in Politics at the University of Durham, Dr Lemanski worked with street children in South Africa for the UK charity Tearfund, before returning to the UK to complete an MSc in Development Management at the London School of Economics. After a one-year Research and Teaching Assistant position in the Development Planning Unit at UCL, her desire to return to South Africa culminated in her commencing doctoral research addressing social integration in post-apartheid Cape Town.

She completed her DPhil in the Geography Department at the University of Oxford, and then secured funding from the Leverhulme Trust to conduct postdoctoral research based at the University of Cape Town (2006). In 2007 she returned to the UK as a geography lecturer at University College London, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012. Dr Lemanski is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, and a co-editor of the European Journal of Development Research.