Professor Ash Amin

Professor Ash Amin is 1931 Professor of Geography and head of Department of Geography at University of Cambridge. 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 Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the British Academy. He is currently Director of Research in the Department of Geography.

In recent years, funded research has included grants from the ESRC on the ethnography of the UK social economy, while policy work has focused on urban and social cohesion, with independent scholarship focusing on race, cities, and democratic renewal. He is currently working on cultures of risk, on the city as machine, and on slum ecologies.

Current and recent research projects
The assemblage of marginality
The exclusions of catastrophist biopolitics
Infrastructures of life in the urban age

Recent publications
Amin, A. and Thrift, N., 2016. Seeing Like a City, Polity. 216pp.
Amin, A.H. and Thrift, N., 2013. The Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left, Duke University Press.
Amin, A., 2016. Ash Amin On Urban Failure. SOCIAL RESEARCH, v. 83, p.777-798.
Amin, A., 2016. On urban failure. Social Research, v. 83, p.777-798.
Amin, A., 2015. Animated space. Public Culture, v. 27, p.239-258. doi:10.1215/08992363-2841844.
Amin, A., 2014. Lively Infrastructure. Theory, Culture & Society, v. 31, p.-161-161. doi:10.1177/0263276414548490.
Amin, A., 2013. The Urban Condition: A Challenge to Social Science. PUBLIC CULTURE, v. 25, p.201-208. doi:10.1215/08992363-2020548.
Amin, A., 2013. Untitled. IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER, v. 20, p.60-60. doi:10.1080/1070289X.2013.773492.
Amin, A., 2013. Editor’s note. Identities, v. 20, p.60-60. doi:10.1080/1070289X.2013.773492.
Amin, A.H., 2013. The scopic regimes of urban neglect. Cityscapes, p.86-99.
Amin, A.H., 2013. Land of Strangers. Identities, v. 20, p.1-8.
Amin, A.H., 2013. Surviving the Turbulent Future. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, v. 31, p.140-156. doi:10.1068/d23011.
Amin, A.H., 2013. Telescopic Urbanism and the Poor. City, v. 17, p.476-492. doi:10.1080/13604813.2013.812350.

Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Downing Place
Cambridge CB2 3EN


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