Mr Robert Amato Lastman

Research project: Mobile Homes: Community stigma, defining ‘home' and opportunities to alleviate the housing crisis

Abstract

Looking into questions such as:

1. What leads to people living in mobile homes? 

2. How do the residents of mobile homes define ‘home'? What factors influence their perception?

3. Can mobile homes provide an alternative to traditional housing?

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Mobile Homes: Community stigma, defining ‘home' and opportunities to alleviate the housing crisis
  • Research supervisor: Dr Peter Garside

Biography

Robert Amato Lastman has an MA in Sociology from the University of Central Missouri and an MA in International Studies from the University of Leeds. He has worked for the Global Policy Forum in New York and is part of the continuing education team at the Research and Enterprise office at City, University of London. Robert is currently studying for a PhD at Kingston University focusing on housing and mobile homes.

At the British Sociology Association conference in 2018 Robert presented a poster on the definition of home in the community, based on quantitative research of 222 participants living in North West London. 

In June 2020 he worked with AMPS (Architecture, Media and Politics) to organise and chair sessions for a virtual conference (http://architecturemps.com/london-2020/)  on City and Complexity – Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment.

Areas of research interest

  • Mobile Homes
  • Housing

Qualifications

  • MA in International Studies, University of Leeds
  • MA in Sociology, University of Central Missouri
  • BA in Sociology (Minor Psychology and German), University of Central Missouri