Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
M.A. University of Notre Dame, 2002
B.A. Harvard University, 2000
Marco Garrido studies the effects of spatial inequality on social division and political
subjectivity. He focuses on Metro Manila, Philippines, where segregation is characterized by the
interspersion of slums and residential enclaves, with the urban poor and middle class living side
by side in distinct spaces divided by physical and symbolic boundaries. His work describes the
social mechanisms connecting this segregation to a heightened class consciousness among
Manila's residents, everyday practices of class division, and the divergent political views of the
urban poor and middle class.
His work has been published in Social Forces, the International Journal of Urban and Regional
Research, and Qualitative Sociology. In 2013, two of his articles were awarded prizes by sections of the American Sociological Association: the Shils-Coleman Graduate Student Paper Prize by the Theory Section and the Best Scholarly Publication by a Graduate Student by the Section on Global and Transnational Sociology.
Garrido received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan, his MA in International
Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and his BA in English Literature from
Harvard University. He was affiliated with the National University of Singapore from 2013 to
2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute.
Garrido, Marco. 2013 "The Sense of Place behind Segregating Practices: An Ethnographic Approach to the Symbolic Partitioning of Metro Manila." Social Forces 91(4): 1343-62.
Garrido, Marco. 2013 "The Ideology of the Dual City: The Modernist Ethic in the Corporate Development of Makati City, Metro Manila." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(1): 165-85.
Garrido, Marco. 2011 "Home is Another Country: Ethnic Identification in Philippine Homeland Tours." Qualitative Sociology 34(1): 177-199.
Garrido, Marco. 2008 "Civil and Uncivil Society: Symbolic Boundaries and Civic Exclusion in Metro Manila: A Research Agenda." Philippine Studies 56(4): 409-32.