Department of Sociology and the College
Marco Garrido studies the effects of spatial inequality on social division and political subjectivity. He focuses on Metro Manila, Philippines, where segregation is characterized by the interspersion of slums and residential enclaves, with the urban poor and middle class living side by side in distinct spaces divided by physical and symbolic boundaries. His work describes the social mechanisms connecting this segregation to a heightened class consciousness among Manila’s residents, everyday practices of class division, and the divergent political views of the urban poor and middle class.
His work has been published in Social Forces, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Qualitative Sociology. In 2013, two of his articles were awarded prizes by sections of the American Sociological Association: the Shils-Coleman Graduate Student Paper Prize, by the Theory Section, and the Best Scholarly Publication by a Graduate Student, by the Section on Global and Transnational Sociology.
Garrido received a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, an MA in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a BA in English literature from Harvard University. He was affiliated with the National University of Singapore from 2013 to 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Asia Research Institute.
Garrido joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.