Expanding the scope of studentification studies



The term “studentification” refers to multifaceted urban transformations resulting from increases in and concentrations of student populations. Notably, this concept has been investigated with frequent reference to gentrification studies from both spatial and temporal perspectives. In this regard, spatial perspectives focus on the common urban spatial processes that studentification and gentrification share, whereas temporal perspectives assume students as candidates to become gentrifiers. This essay reorganizes the literature consistently with these two perspectives and aims to extend the limits of studentification studies beyond the epistemological constraints of gentrification.