Hyun Bang Shin, BSc (Seoul National University), MSc (LSE), PhD (LSE), joined the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE in 2008.
His research centres on the critical analysis of the political economic dynamics of urbanisation in Asia, examining the politics of redevelopment and displacement, gentrification, housing, the right to the city, and mega-events as urban spectacles.
Four themes have been at the centre of his research: (1) property-based urban redevelopment and state entrepreneurialism; (2) urban development politics; (3) Asian urbanisation; and (4) theorising gentrification in the Global South.
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.
Together with colleagues from the UK, Chile and Argentina, Hyun Shin also received funding from the Urban Studies Foundation and the Urban Studies journal to organise Urban Studies Seminar Series (2011-2012) on Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South.
His recent books include Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy Press, 2015) and Planetary Gentrification.