CEDEJ Research workshop: Statizing Informality, Unbundling Rights |10th of June 2021

CEDEJ Research workshop
” Statizing Informality, Unbundling Rights: Neoliberalism and Water Infrastructure in Cairo’s ashwa’eyat ”
Webinar in English
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by Deena Khalil
PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow – CEDEJ, Lecturer of Sociology – AUC/CEDEJ
Discussant: Barbara Casciarri
Pr. of anthropology, Univ. Paris 8 – CEDEJ/Khartoum
This webinar explores the relationship between neoliberalism, politics, and water infrastructure in informal areas in Egypt. It explores the extent to which reforms within Egypt’s potable water sector have impacted access to water in informal areas, and uses this to understand the political role played by infrastructure in Egypt, and particularly how it mediates between citizens and the state.

Deena Khalil is a development planner and urban sociologist who is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre D’études et de Documentation économiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ), and a lecturer in the Sociology-Anthropology Department at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She holds a Ph.D. in Development Planning from University College London (UCL) and a M.A. in Economics of International Development from AUC. Prior to this, Deena was the Research and Advocacy Unit Manager at Takween Integrated Community Development, an urban development consultancy focusing on underserved communities and urban issues in Egypt.