Patricia is a Latina scholar with a focus on expanding power, agency and access to opportunities for those who have been historically disempowered, oppressed and displaced, especially in, but not limited to, the Global South.

Her interdisciplinary work unites two strands of inquiry: urban grassroots efforts confronting urban inequalities, dispossession, and oppression and the processes and policies that have created them.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Reyes, A., & Basile, P. (2022). The Distinctive Evolution Of Housing Financialization In Brazil And Mexico. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 46(6), 1-21.

Basile, P. (2022). Vulnerability, neglect, and collectivity in Brazilian favelas: Surviving the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s necropolitics. Urban Studies, 0(0).

Basile, P. & Fidalgo Riberio, T. (2022). Community Land Trusts in contexts of informality: Process, politics, and challenges of implementation. Radical Housing Journal, 4(1), 51-70.

Basile, P. (2022). Community self-governance in São Paulo’s informal settlements through the PAA framework. Urban Research & Practice, 1-22.

Basile, P., & Ehlenz, M. M. (2020). Examining responses to informality in the Global South: A framework for community land trusts and informal settlements. Habitat International, 96, 102108.