Fernando Calderón Figueroa


I am an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Policy at the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough. I study the interaction between socio-spatial inequality, social solidarity, and policy. My research expands over three areas: (1) the impact of urban design and social infrastructure on communities, (2) urban politics and policy, and (3) the evolution of neighbourhoods. I draw on sociology, geography, political science, urban planning, and computational social science.

I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Before moving to Canada, I worked for the Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture developing policy-oriented data on political engagement, local communities, and indigenous peoples. On my spare time, I enjoy staying home with my family, cycling, and swimming.