We are pleased that Dr Lazzarini and Dr Sharp have joined the Department of Geography and Environment as LSE Fellows. Dr Alicia Hayashi Lazzarini is a human and economic geographer whose research explores contemporary and colonial investment in Africa.  Her interdisciplinary research works between the humanities and social sciences to engage geographical and feminist political economy, postcolonial African studies, and critical development, race, and labor studies.  She is particularly interested in capitalist dynamics in Portuguese-speaking and Southern Africa. Before joining the Department of Geography and Environment, Alicia was a Postdoctoral Fellow of Geography at Bucknell University.  She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota and is a former Fulbright Fellow to Mozambique. 

Dr Deen Shariff Sharp is an urban geographer whose research focuses on the political economy of urbanization in the “Middle East”. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds a PhD in Earth Environmental Sciences (Geography Track) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, a MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and BA in Human Geography from Queen Mary University.