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Myriam Ababsa

Myriam Ababsa

social geographer, associate researcher - the French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo Amman) and at CNRS Géographie-Cités, Paris 7

Bio

Her work focuses on public development policies, decentralization and housing policies at regional and urban levels in the Middle East (Jordan, Syria, and Palestine). A former student of ENS Fontenay (1993), she holds a PhD from Tours University on land issues in Raqqa (2004, published at Ifpo 2009). She is the editor of the “Atlas of Jordan” (Ifpo 2013). She has co-directed “Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East. Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey”, The American University in Cairo Press (2012). And with Rami Daher “Villes, pratiques urbaines et construction nationale en Jordanie. Cities, Urban Practices and Nation Building in Jordan” (Ifpo 2011). She is the author of “Amman. De pierre et de paix”, Paris, (Autrement 2007). She is also a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris Menton and ENS Lyon, along with consulting for the World Bank.