City Institute Coordinator
Hazel Dizon is a geographer whose research interests lie primarily in examining the processes of urban and rural social change, and their intersections with development. She finished her MA in Geography from York University. Her research was on the housing take-over of socialized housing by the homeless Filipino urban poor. This scholarly endeavor led her to interrogate occupation, strategies of resistance, and social movements under the “right to the city” conceptual framework. Prior to embarking on her graduate studies, she has worked in the academe as a research assistant. Hazel has also worked with child rights-based non-government organizations in the Philippines.