Sofia T. Shwayri is at work on a manuscript, “The Spaces of the Syrian War (2011-present),” a study of Syria’s military conflict and its emerging urbanism. Prior to her arrival at Berkeley, Sofia was an Associate Professor in International Planning and Development at Seoul National University in South Korea, a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, and an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program at New York University. Sofia earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, where she was also an Instructor in Peace and Conflict Studies and the Department of City and Regional Planning. Her research on conflict, cities, and post-conflict reconstruction springs from her early life in wartime Beirut, where she witnessed more than 15 years of simultaneous destruction and
reconstruction.


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