Dr Julien Migozzi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Academic Profile

Julien Migozzi is the Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment. As an economic and urban geographer, he holds a PhD from the University of Grenoble Alpes (2020). He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where he obtained a MA in Geography and completed his graduate studies by passing the agrégation, the most selective examination in geography in France.

His research lies at the intersection of financial geography, urban studies and economic sociology. His research explores how real estate platforms reshape housing markets, renewing forms and processes of social stratification and urban segregation, focusing on post-apartheid South Africa.

Julien combines qualitative approaches (interview, participant-observation, fieldwork) with computational tools and geographic data science.

Julien was previously a Research Associate in Finance and Geography for the ERC project 'Cities in Global Financial Network' led by Professor Dariusz Wójcik. Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Julien held appointments at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is also a Research Associate at the research units Géographie-cités (Paris) and PACTE (Grenoble), an Associate Member of the St Peter's College, and a regular Visiting Researcher at the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town.


Julien has previously worked as a Lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Grenoble Alpes. He has taught a variety of courses covering urban and critical geography, mapping, spatial analysis, statistics, qualitative methods for fieldwork, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He also supervised MA students and acted as external examiner for dissertations.

Selected Publications