AbdouMaliq Simone is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield and Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at the
African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Key publications include,
For the City Yet to Come: Urban Change in Four African Cities, Duke University Press, 2004, and City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the
Crossroads: Routledge, 2009, Jakarta: Drawing the City Near: University of
Minnesota Press, 2014, New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times,
Polity (with Edgar Pieterse, Polity 2017), Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance for an Urban South (Polity 2018), and The Surrounds: Urban Life
Within and Beyond Capture (forthcoming, Duke University Press).
Simone has worked for a wide range of multilateral institutions and NGOs
specializing in urban development, as well as holding academic appointments at Medgar Evers College, the University of Khartoum, Cape Coast
University, Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg), the New School, and
Goldsmiths College, 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.