Meet Camila Bassi
Camila Bassi is a human geography academic. Her principal research interests are the geographies of ‘race’, ethnicity and sexuality, and Marxist geographies. Camila’s doctoral research in Birmingham (UK) and later research in Shanghai concern the navigation of sexual and ethnic minority existence in urban political economy.
She has also published academic critiques of the revolutionary left vanguard of England’s anti-war movement and the historical U-turns in the Marxist politics of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. More recently, Camila has explored the political deadlock between radical feminists and transgender activists on the question of trans rights, and has written about the mental health crisis in the neoliberal university.
Camila has been a political activist on the British Left since 1996. Her blog, Anaemic on a Bike, contains a range of posts which synthesize her academic ideas with wider political currents.