About this Fellow
Professor Amin is known for his work on the geographies of modern living: cities and regions as relationally constituted; globalisation as everyday process; the economy as cultural entity; race and multiculture as a hybrid of biopolitics and vernacular practices. He has held Fellowships and Visiting Professorships at a number of European Universities. He has been founding co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy, and is currently associate editor of City, and on the advisory board of a number of international journals. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently Director of Research in the University of Cambridge Department of Geography, and Chair of the University's Smuts Trust, supporting Commonwealth Studies.
- Head of Geography, University of Cambridge
- Professor of Geography and Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham, 1994 - 2011
- Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Cambridge, 2011 - 2016
- Head of Geography, Department of Geography, Cambridge, 2016
- Research Fellow and Research Associate, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies; Lecturer and Professor, Department of Geography, Newcastle University, 1982 - 1994
British Academy Appointments
- Foreign Secretary, 2015 -
The comparative study of borders that have experienced conflict, violence and war; related issues of trauma, memory and displacement; border crossings, transitions and transgressions; Islam; Ireland; Pakistan
The history, concept and practice of territory; contemporary territorial and boundary disputes and geopolitics; political and social theory; the history of geographical and political thought
Historical anthropology of religion, social-political systems and livelihoods, especially with reference to Indian caste inequality and activism, religious pluralism (Hindu and Christian) and common property resources; the anthropology of knowledge, institutions and international development.
Chimpanzee social ecology; primate and human behaviour in a comparative framework, including influences of diet, violence and culture; self-domestication and the evolution of reduced aggression; primate conservation