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About Melissa Fernández Arrigoitía

Lecturer in Urban Futures at department of sociology, Lancaster University. Her research has ranged from home displacements, evictions and resettlements in Puerto Rico and Brazil, to social housing more broadly in London and Europe. Find her on Twitter: @femimeli.

Articles by Melissa Fernández Arrigoitía

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

After Hurricane Maria, Trump's tweeting dredges up an ugly history for Puerto Ricans

"They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” Trump said. As communities struggle to protect one another, and the coloniser stands by doing nothing, the reverse is true.

The rise of Puerto Rico’s ‘crisis-citizen’

Debate around Puerto Rican migration and political-economic problems heralds the emergence of a new ‘crisis-citizen’, compelled to lead the way into a better future, one individual at a time.

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