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Ash Amin

Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge and Foreign Secretary and vice-president of the British Academy, he is an expert in urban studies, globalisation, migrations and multiculturalism. He was previously affiliated to the University of Durham, where he was Founding Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study. He holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University and has held fellowships at a number of universities internationally. Among his recent works are European Union and Disunion (British Academy, 2017, with Philip Lewis), Land of Strangers (Polity Press, 2012), and he has co-edited with Philip Howell Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the Futures of the Commons (Routledge, 2016) and, with Nigel Thrift, Seeing Like a City (Polity, 2016). He is currently working on migration and mental health, slum infrastructures, a new urban grammar, and frames of co-existence in Europe.

Update: 17 June 2019



Has participated in

Europe: From Hope to Disaffection

A Mediterranean View

Reinventing Democracy in Europe

For a New Politics of Common Interest

Living with Diversity

For a Politics of Hope in Europe

Racial Impurity: a Blocked Dream

Lecture by Ash Amin

Local Racism, Global Apartheid

South Africa as a paradigm