Eliza Benites-Gambirazio


Eliza Benites-Gambirazio is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the CNRS (French National French National Centre for Scientific Research), affiliated with the LATTS (Institue for Research on Techniques, Territories and Societies) at the Université Paris Gustave Eiffel. She recently completed a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Arizona and at the Université of Paris 3 La Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her research focuses on the practices of professionals and market intermediaries in the real estate sector. Combining the sociologicalstudy of market work with urban inequality and segregation studies, her work conceptualizes the variety of valuation mechanisms at stake in housing markets and their impacts at different scales on social inequality. She uses a variety of methods to address these issues, including statistical analysis, ethnography and interviewing. The results of her work, including her participation in large-scale national, (NSF, ANR [French National Research Agency]), or EU funded research projects have been publishedin top scholarly journals both in English and in French (e.g., Journal of Cultural Economy, Revue Française de Sociologie).