Deen Sharp is co-director of Terreform, Center for Advanced Urban Research, and a doctoral candidate in the Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the co-editor of Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (Urban Research, 2016). His current doctoral project concerns the joint-stock corporation and urban space in Lebanon. His work has been featured in a number of publications, including, Jadaliyya, Portal 9, Arab Studies Journal, and the Guardian.

Previously, Sharp was a freelance journalist and consultant based in Lebanon and worked for several United Nations agencies. He was recently in Beirut to participate in a Carnegie roundtable on postwar reconstruction, at which he talked about the postwar reconstruction of Beirut. Diwan interviewed him on the topic in early February.