Éric Klinenberg

Eric M. Klinenberg is an American sociologist specializing in urban studies, culture and media. He is currently a professor and director since 2012 of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. de Klinenberg's first book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, analyzes the aftermath of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago.


Examine the past to fix the present

Professor of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at the University of New York, Eric Klinenberg looks back into the impact of the Chicago Health Wave of 1995. By using a social and urban autopsy, he reveals that it is the lack of social infrastructure that underlies the effects of the disaster.


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