Dr Miza Moreau
- Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)
I am an interdisciplinary urbanist, currently holding a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship and a Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Leadership Fellowship. My research examines functional potentials and cultural meanings of urban-ised landscapes, examining different but related concerns around public space, informality, urban morphology, and urban ecology. My Leverhulme supported research investigates the co-production of urban landscapes and women’s equality in the public realm.
Originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, I received a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Following a period of practice as a landscape architect and urban designer in the USA and Australia, I obtained a PhD from The University of Melbourne. My dissertation examined the capacity for informal reappropriation in residential back-alleys (laneways) to transform undervalued sites into meaningful spaces.
I have taught landscape architecture and urban design at The University of Melbourne, and human geography at the University of Glasgow, as well as supervised various student research projects.
- Cultural meanings and functional potentials of urban landscapes
- Spatial practices in urban interstices
- Informality and co-production
- Feminist urbanism
- Urban ethnography
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, 2022-2025
Women and the public realm: equality through co-production of urban landscapes?
Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Leadership Fellowship, 2022-2025
NERC Discipline Hopping, 2021
Deconstructing "urban" in the urban microbiome
Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant, 2019-2022
Citizen participation in residential alley programs: Small-scale changes with large-scale impacts
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2013 – 2018
PhD Scholarship, The University of Melbourne
Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant, Australia, 2012
Stories from the river
Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant, Australia, 2009
Manufactured landscape of Maribyrnong
FUTURE Urban Research in Europe Fellowship, 2008
Ethnically diverse city residential workshop and conference support at
The Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
I am available to supervise projects in my research area.