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Peter Matthew Ward

Peter Matthew Ward, Egyptian urban studies educator. Recipient Carl Orwin Sauer Distinguished Scholarship award, 1989; grantee England Overseas Development Administration, 1979-1982, British Academy, 1984, 86, England Economic and Social Research Council, 1989-1991, National Science Foundation, 1991-1993. Advisor earthquake reconstruction Mexican Government, 1985-1986. Member Glyndebourne Festival Opera.


  • Ward, Peter Matthew was born on April 19, 1951 in Moascar, Egypt. Arrived in England, 1954. Son of Douglas and Violet Ruth (Lay) Ward.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Hull, England, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Liverpool, England, 1976. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1986.


    • Lecturer in geography University College London, 1975-1985. Lecturer University Cambridge, 1985-1991. Fellow, tutor Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1985-1991.

      Professor sociology public affairs University Texas, Austin, since 1991, senior faculty member Institute Latin American Studies. Director Mexico Center, since 1993. Housing policy advisor England Overseas Development Administration/Mexico Secretaria de Asentamientos Humanos y Obras Publicas, Mexico, 1978-1979.

      Consultant United Nations Center for Human Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985-1986, World Health Organization, Egypt and Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1986-1987, National Endowment Democracy United States, 1993.

    Major achievements

    • He received the PEN Translation Prize in 1989.


    • Author: Housing, Poverty and the State: Policy and Practice in Three Latin American Cities, 1985, Welfare Politics in Mexico: Papering Over the Cracks, 1986, Mexico City: Production and Reproduction of an Urban Environment, 1990, Policymaking, Politics and Urban Governance in Chihuahua, 1992, Political Change in Baja California: Democracy in the Making?, 1994. Editor: Self-help Housing: A Critique, 1982, Corruption, Development and Inequality: Soft Touch or Hard Graft, 1989, Methodology for Land and Housing Market Analysis, 1994, Opposition Government in Mexico: Past Experiences, Future Opportunities, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Ward defended the alteration by noting that the more juvenile "Maman" reflects the "curious feeling he (Meursault) has for her".


    Advisor earthquake reconstruction Mexican Government, 1985-1986. Member Glyndebourne Festival Opera.



    Cricket, classical opera, beach combing.


    • Married Victoria Elizabeth Rodríguez, April 20, 1990.
    • father: Douglas Ward
    • mother: Violet Ruth (Lay) Ward
    • spouse: Victoria Elizabeth Rodríguez
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    Born April 19, 1951
    Died 1990
    (aged 38)
    • 1972
      University Hull
    • 1976
      University Liverpool
    • 1986
      University Cambridge
    • 1975 - 1985
      Lecturer, in geography University College London
    • 1985 - 1991
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1991
      lecturer, University Cambridge
    • 1991
      professor, sociology and public affairs University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1993
      director, Mexico Center
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