27 September 2022

Final member of the GlobalCORRIDOR project team arrives!

Huge welcome to Dr Fatima Tassadiq who has recently joined the Urban Institute team as a Post-Doctoral Research associate.

Dr Fatima Tassadiq
Dr Fatima Tassadiq

Fatima joined the institute to work with Dr Jonathan Silver on his GlobalCORRIDOR project that investigates the role of infrastructure corridors in shaping the urbanisation process and inequality in a series of global regions.

She has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania (2022), a Masters from Columbia University (2015), and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (2011).

Fatima’s research interests centre on the political ecology of cities and infrastructures. Her doctoral research took the case of the Orange Line Metro Train in Lahore, Pakistan to examine the ways in which construction of large infrastructural projects (un)make the postcolonial city and its citizens. 

Jon and his team have started their background reading and planning their international case study visits in the forthcoming year. 

This is part of the UI’s work on Infrastructures in Action.

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