Profile of Mr Noordeen Mohamed University of Reading

Noordeen Mohamed

Mohamed Rizvi is a lecturer attached to the Department of Town and Country Planning at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Having completed his undergraduate degree program - Honours Degree of BSc in Town and Country Planning - in 2007 with a first class classification, he won a Studentship Award from the University of Reading, UK in 2010 to read for a PhD in the School of Real Estate and Planning.

General research interests

In his PhD, Rizvi examines the interplay between the spatial dimensions of social relations and the social dynamics of ethnic conflict in shaping the nature and intensity of conflicts in a multi ethnic context with a broader aim to develop a socio-spatial understanding of ethnic conflicts. In terms of a theoretical contribution, he mainly focuses on the theory of Ethnocracy (Yiftachel, 2006) - the explanatory power of the same, he argues, could be theoretically and empirically challenged or extended - with a case study in Sri Lanka

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Living with Difference and Dealing with Conflicts; A socio-spatial account of ethnic conflict and its dynamics in contested territory in Sri Lanka