Sophie Didier is a geographer, a professor at the Paris School of Urban Planning (École d’Urbanisme de Paris), and a member of the Lab’Urba research unit
. Her work examines the circulation of models and the spread of neoliberalism, and more generally the negotiation of urban change by city actors. She recently co-edited—with Claire Bénit-Gbaffou, Sarah Charlton and Kirsten Dörmann—the volume Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg
, published by Wits University Press (2019).