Dr Javier Caletrío is a Research Fellow and member of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University. He is also Scientific Advisor to the Mobile Lives Forum (SNCF), Paris.
His research interest lies broadly in the intersection of system transitions, mobilities, environmental change and inequality, especially in the Mediterranean and Latin America.
Javier was born and educated in Valencia where he studied Economics (Planning and Development). He moved to England to study a Masters in Sociology (with Distinction) and a PhD (ESRC funded) and has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Cagliari, Italy (2012) and ESPM, Sao Paulo (2013).
He has conducted research on environmental knowledges and land use (Lake District, UK), tourism, environment and local development (Maestrazgo, Spain), depopulation, landscape change and future imaginaries (Maestrazgo, Spain), embodiment, climate change and future imaginaries (Costa Blanca, Spain), emerging middle classes in Brazil (Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil), conspicuous consumption and travel aspirations of the middle classes (Valencia, Spain), and elite mobilities (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sardinia, Italy).