Amanda De Lisio is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. Her research is anchored by questions concerning human nature and social-sexual life under urbanization and how, specifically, these are reconfigured in the staging/hosting of a sport mega-event. She completed her SSHRC-funded dissertation in the Department of Exercise Sciences and Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto in which she examined the inextricable relation between event-led urbanism and sexual commerce in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With Dr. Caroline Fusco, she also curated the #ChangeRoomProject, a student-author exhibition intended to amplify LGBTQ voice in sport/recreational facilities across 2015 Pan/Parapan American host communities. Postdoctoral research has since extended dissertation work to further evaluate legacies of FIFA/IOC urban reform in Rio de Janeiro on local economies of desire. She is also involved in an SSHRC-funded research partnership (with Dr. Caroline Fusco and Gregory Yerashotis) to better understand the role of event-led urbanism on newcomer youth (re)settlement processes in Toronto, Ontario.