Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone, 2014-2018
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with a particular interest in emerging forms of collective life across cities of the so-called ‘Global South’. He has worked across many different academic, administrative, research, policy-making, advocacy, and organizational contexts. Simone is presently: Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield; Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity; and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Simone has worked for a broad range of multilateral institutions and NGOs specializing in urban development, as well as held academic appointments at Medgar Evers College, the University of Khartoum, Cape Coast University, Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg), the New School, and Goldsmiths College, the University of London. For decades, he has travelled across the world working with various municipalities, research groups, and social movements on issues of urban transformation. At present, he is affiliated with the Urban Institute, the University of Sheffield.
Personal website http://www.abdoumaliqsimone.com/
- Emerging epicenters of global urbanization: Asia and Africa (completed)
- Forms of urban collective life in the global South (completed)
- Inhabiting urban corridors (completed)