Ulises is a Research Associate and Web Editor for LSE London. He holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from the Geography & Environment Department at the LSE. His PhD research project examined critically the relationship between small charities, government policy, and migrants in London—with particular focus on Latin American migrants.
Ulises holds an BA and MA in Rhetoric and Performance Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. His current research interests cluster around what he calls spectral geographies, spatial politics of presence and absence in relation to political economic and cultural lifescapes. He is currently conducting ethnographic research in the Costa Chica of Guerrero, Mexico, examining processes of rural<>urban development, state spectrality (intervention or lack thereof), and the politics of ethnicity in the region where there is a substantial population of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples.