Deen Sharp, PhD, is the co-director of Terreform, Center for Advanced Urban Research, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science in Geography and the Environment. He was previously a Fellow at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the co-editor of Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (Urban Research: 2016) and Open Gaza (Urban Research: Forthcoming). 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 survival in Lebanon" focuses on the corporation and urban development in the Eastern Mediterranean. He is currently working on turning his dissertation into a book, provisionally entitled Capitalizing Urbanization: Between the Future and Survival in the Global Middle East. 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