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Claire Panetta and Deen Sharp

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New Texts Out Now: Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta, Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings

[Cover image of Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta's 'Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings']

Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta, eds. Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (New York: Urban Research, 2016).  Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Deen Sharp (DS): The idea for this book grew out of two articles that I wrote for Jadaliyya in 2012.  The first was published in August 2012 and entitled “Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings: Downtown Cairo and the Fall of Mubarak.”  This article noted how, at the very moment the rich ...

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Claire Panetta and Deen Sharp

 

Claire Panetta is a doctoral student in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests are focused on the politics and practices of historic preservation in Cairo's "old city." Her most recent project looked at the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in the neighborhood of al-Darb al-Ahmar. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she spent two years as a fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo.

Deen Sharp is a doctoral candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science program, specializing in Geography, at the CUNY Graduate Center. Previously, he was a freelance journalist and consultant based in Lebanon. His research focuses on the geography of the Arab world and his current project concerns the corporation and urban space in post-war Beirut. He has written for a number of publications, including, JadaliyyaPortal 9, the Arab Studies Journal and The Guardian.