Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg

Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

Eric Klinenberg is a sociology professor and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. The author of, most recently, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, his other best-sellers include Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media and Modern Romance. Klinenberg is editor of Cultural Production in a Digital Age and the journal Public Culture, and his scholarly work has been published in journals including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and Ethnography. He has also contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and “This American Life.”

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