Prof. dr. Ben Derudder

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Tenured Academic Staff
Research unit
Social and Economic Geography


Ben Derudder is a Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, and an Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network. Ben’s research focuses on the conceptualization and empirical analysis of global urban networks in general, and its production and transportation components in particular. He also has a keen interest in the prospect and pitfalls of using network analysis in urban contexts, as well as in the narratives and realities of putatively ‘international’ geographic scholarship.