Professor Ash Amin FBA

Transformations in contemporary society/space relations; urban and regional development; re-imagining the economy; new forms of politics and citizenship; the idea of Europe; race and multiculturalism

Elected 2007

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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.

Current post

Head of Geography, University of Cambridge

Past appointments

Department of Geography, Cambridge Head of Geography

2016 -

Department of Geography, Cambridge Professor of Geography

2011 - 2016

University of Durham Professor of Geography and Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Study

1994 - 2011

Newcastle University Research Fellow and Research Associate, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies; Lecturer and Professor, Department of Geography

1982 - 1994

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