Josanne Cutajar, Ph.D., is senior lecturer with the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. She is also the chairperson of the Cottonera Resource Centre at the same university. The main expertise and research foci of Cutajar are on the structural factors which lead to social inequality and exclusion, with particular attention to the interactions of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, disability and location. In 'Bormla: A Struggling Community', Cutajar explores the differential service provision deployed by a centralized government, the effects of such provision on the people living in stigmatized areas and the manner in which it impacts their efficacy as citizens. Cutajar also explores whether residents living in a particular space are aware of the human and non-human resources available to them, their level of satisfaction with such resources and what alternative networks they resort to, when these resources fail repeatedly to facilitate a certain quality of life.