Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, LSE
Hyun Bang Shin is Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, and has been in the Department of Geography and Environment since 2008. His research includes the critical analysis of the political economic dynamics of urban development, with particular attention to Asian cities. His main research interests lie in the critical analysis of the political economic dynamics of urban (re-) development. He has written widely on speculative urbanisation, the politics of redevelopment and displacement, and urban spectacles.
His books include an edited volume Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy, Press, 2015) and a monograph Planetary Gentrification (Polity Press, 2016), all part of collaboration with Loretta Lees (University of Leicester) and Ernesto López-Morales (University of Chile). The publication of these books emanated from a series of workshops Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South in 2012, funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. Hyun’s other on-going book projects include a monograph Making China Urban (Routledge), and a co-edited volume Contesting Urban Space in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan).
Hyun is a senior editor of the journal CITY, is a board member (trustee) of the Urban Studies Foundation, and sits on the international advisory board of the journal Antipode and on the editorial board of the journals City, Culture and Society and China City Planning Review. He is also an organiser of the Urban Salon, an interdisciplinary London-based seminar series.
Hyun was awarded his BSc from Seoul National University in 1994, and worked in the construction sector for six years before arriving at the LSE to pursue his MSc (2000) and PhD (2006).