Professor of Cities and Society, Newcastle University, author of the book "Vertical: the City From Satellites to Bunkers"
Stephen Graham has an interdisciplinary background linking human geography, urbanism and the sociology of technology. Since the early 1990s Prof. Graham has used this foundation to develop critical perspectives addressing how cities are being transformed through remarkable changes in infrastructure, mobility, digital media, security and militarization.
His books include Splintering Urbanism (2002), Telecommunications and the City (2002); Cybercities Reader (2003), Cities, War and Terrorism (2004), Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructures Fail (2010) и Infrastructural Lives (2014). Prof Graham’s 2011 book Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism was nominated for the Orwell Prize in political writing and was the Guardian’s book of the week. His new book ― Vertical: The City From Satellites to Bunkers (Verso) ― was published in November 2016. Another Guardian book of the week, it was in the books of the year lists of both the FT and the Observer. In "Vertical" Stephen Graham describing the city at every level suggests new perspective and reconstructs modern social hierarchy.