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Dr. Dalia Wahdan
Dr. Dalia Wahdan holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Anthropology from the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt and a Doctorate of Sociology from the University of Pune, India and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi. She has been practicing Anthropology since 1990 working with the Social Research Center (AUC), UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNHCR, USAID, AGFUND and CEDPA, Washington D.C. She has also had stints with consumer and market research working for multinational corporations in the Arabian Gulf as well as training and post-disaster institutional capacity building in Afganistan, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. As of late she landed on urban studies and published her first book on the impact of privatization of infrastructures on governance and livelihoods in Egypt and India. Recently, she has completed two post-doctoral research studies. The first was on planning and land-use patterns in Cairo under a Middle East Research Foundation grant (2008/9) and the second was on integrated transport in the national capital region (Delhi), which she conducted as a visiting fellow of the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2009/10).