HIDDEN CITIES is a blog of stories from the Middle East written by Frederick Deknatel. Freddy is an Associate Editor at World Politics Review and writes about Middle Eastern politics, culture, and books for The Nation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The National (Abu Dhabi). His work has also appeared in The New Republic, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, the Christian Science Monitor, GlobalPost, Architectural Record, the Daily News Egypt, and other outlets. A former Staff Editor at Foreign Affairs, he previously worked on the editorial staff of Rolling Stone and The Nation.
In 2008-09 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Syria, where he also worked for the UNHCR. He has an M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St Antony’s College at Oxford, with distinction for his thesis on urban planning, architectural preservation, and authoritarianism in Cairo under Hosni Mubarak. He graduated from Vassar College in 2008 with an A.B. in history and Arabic.
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