Deen Sharp, PhD, is the co-director of Terreform, Center for Advanced Urban Research, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018-2019). He is the co-editor of Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (Urban Research: 2016). His most recent article was published in Progress in Human Geography Difference as practice: Diffracting geography and the area studies turn. His doctoral dissertation entitled, "Corporate Urbanization: Between the future and surivial in Lebanon" focuses on the corporation and urban development in the Eastern Mediterannean. Previously, he was a freelance journalist and consultant based in Lebanon. He has written for a number of publications, including, Jadaliyya, Portal 9, MERIP, Arab Studies Journal and the Guardian. He has worked for several UN agencies, including UNDP and UN-Habitat, governments and international NGOs.
EMAIL: deensharp AT gmail dot com