Social (In)securities | (Chile) Sofía Ugarte

Social (In)securities

Sofía’s research at the LSE explores the theoretical and empirical intersections between care, intimacy, and politico-economic uncertainty. Concretely, her project analyzes the effects and affects of a failing model of privatized social security among older adults and their impact on household economies in urban Chile. Drawing on ethnographic research with multigenerational households and audio-visual storytelling practices, Sofía will examine how pensions and retirement schemes shape the complex intersections between aging, care, and capital. By doing so, she will seek new understandings for how intimate experiences, financial uncertainty, and imagined futures become navigation tools for aging societies going through the cost-of-living crisis.

Sofía Ugarte

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