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Hyun Bang Shin, Dr

Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies

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Department of Geography and Environment
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, U.K.

TEL. +44 (0)20 7955 6383
FAX. +44 (0)20 7955 7412
Room S416, St.Clement's Building (see Maps and Directions)

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Hyun Shin joined the Department of Geography and Environment in 2008. His research includes the critical analysis of the political economic dynamics of urban development, with particular attention to Asian cities. The main themes of his recent writings include urban redevelopment and displacement, housing, the right to the city, state entrepreneurialism, and cities of spectacle and mega-events.

He was the recipient of the STICERD/LSE Annual Fund New Researcher Award in 2009, which funded his two-year research (May 2009 - July 2011) on the socio-spatial implications of the 2010 Asian Summer Games in Guangzhou, China. He also organised workshops in London and Santiago, Chile (together with Loretta Lees, Ernesto Lopez and Hilda Herzer) on Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South. These workshops were part of the Urban Studies Seminar Series (2011-2012),funded by the Urban Studies Foundation and the Urban Studies journal. Hyun has also launched and edits a new LSE blog Field Research Method Lab.

He has co-edited Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy Press, 2015) and is currently working on a number of publication projects including a co-authored monograph entitled Global Gentrifications and Comparative Urbanisms (Polity Press, forthcoming) and a monograph entitled Making China Urban (Routledge, forthcoming).

Hyun Shin received his PhD (2006) and MSc (2000) from the LSE, and BSc (1994) from Seoul National University.

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

 

Centre for Learning Technology Development Fund, 2009-2010 (GY438), 2012-2014 (GY480)

LSE Researcher Development Fund, Field Research Method Lab, 2012-2013

Urban Studies Seminar Series Competition 2011. Funded by Urban Studies Foundation (see the announcement on SAGE newsletter)

LSE/STICERD New Researcher Award, 2009-2010 (extended to 2011)

Reproduction System of Multiple Disparities and Socio-political Agenda
Setting. Social Sciences Korea programme, National Research Foundation of Korea, 2011
2014 (as Co-Investigator)

Teaching Development Fund, LSE Teaching and Learning Centre, 2009-2010

British Academy Small Research Grant (SG-48104), 2008-2009

Social Policy Research Studentship, LSE, 2003-2004

Research Studentship, LSE, 2000-2002

Central Research Fund, University of London, 2002-2003

British Chevening Scholarship, 1999-2000

   

TEACHING

PhD Supervision

For areas of possible PhD supervision, please visit my research page.

Yimin Zhao | "Modernisation, Land Expropriation and the Making of China's Local State Space"

Mara Cristina Nogueira Teixeira | "Exception as Everyday Politics: Belo Horizonte and the 2014 Brazil World Cup"

Do Young Oh | "The role of the university in urban development: Comparative analysis and implications in the East Asian context"

Ulises Moreno-Tabarez | "Of carnivals and spectacles: Official holidays and their role on urban transformations in Beijing"

Yi Jin

Yueming (Amy) Zhang | Clark University (external member of PhD committee) | "Capitalizing on art, aestheticizing capital: The making and consuming of arts districts in Chinese cities"

Postgraduate

GY438 Cities and Social Change in East Asia (Course convenor) (FACEBOOK)

GY480 Remaking China: Geographical Aspects of Development and Disparity (Course convenor) (FACEBOOK)

GY445 Urban Policy and Practice in the South

Thesis supervision of students in MSc Urbanisation and Development and MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies (since 2008)

Undergraduate

GY302 Urban Development: Politics, Policy and Planning (Course convenor)

LSE-Peking University Summer School

LPS-GY201 Urban Asia and China: Cities, Society and Development (from 2014) (Course convenor). Download the outline syllabus
 

Helsinki University Summer School

The Welfare City (2013)
 

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Editorial board member of City, Culture and Society, an Elsevier journal

  • International Advisory Board member of the Antipode journal

  • Organising committee member of Urban Salon seminar, a London-based joint seminar series

  • Founder and Editor of LSE Blog Field Research Method Lab

  • Advisory board member of The Global Urbanist, a news portal

  • Grant reviewer for the Economic & Social Research Council (UK); The Leverhulme Trust (UK); The Research Grants Council (HK); Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium); Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)

  • Book proposal reviewer for Routledge

  • Peer reviewers of journal articles for: Annals of the AAG; Antipode; Cities; City; City, Culture and Society; Economy and Society; Environment and Planning A; Environment and Urbanization; Geoforum; Habitat International; Housing Studies; International Journal of Housing Policy; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; International Journal of Urban Sciences; International Review of Administrative Sciences; Journal of Current Chinese Affairs; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of Social Policy; Land Use Policy; Modern Asian Studies; Planning Perspectives; Policy and Society; Political Geography; Regional Studies; The Sociological Quarterly; Town and Planning Review; Urban Affairs Review; Urban Geography; Urban Studies

  • External PhD examination: University of Warwick, King's College London, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Sydney

   

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

CASE Associate, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE (since October 2006)

Associate, Asia Research Centre, LSE (since January 2013)

WREAC Research Associate, White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Leeds, Leeds (since June 2008)

ACCS Honorary Research Fellow, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University (since September 2012)

Visiting Professor, School of Geography & Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (September 2010)

Visiting Scholar, Universidad de Chile (November 2010)

Visiting Research Fellow, Asia Research Centre, LSE (November 2006 - October 2007)

Visiting Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (July 2002 - September 2003)

   

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Leeds
Jun. 2007 - May 2008

Deputy General Manager and Chief of Urban Planning Team, Division of Housing, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea
Dec. 2006 - Mar. 2007

Engineer / Senior Engineer (Mechanical Engineering / Project Management), Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea
Mar. 1994 - Aug. 1999