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Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg

Professor of Sociology, New York University

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University. His pioneering research into the power of social infrastructure led to his appointment in 2013 as Research Director for President Obama's $1 billion programme to rebuild the region affected by Superstorm Sandy. He is the multi-award winning author of several books including, as co-author, the recent number one bestseller Modern Romance.

His most recent book is Palaces for the People: How to Build a More Equal and United Society (2018).

Twitter: @ericklinenberg