Ash Amin CBE FBA AcSS (born 31 October 1955) is a British-Pakistani professor of geography at the University of Cambridge and formerly at Durham University, UK. He was head of the geography department at Durham and Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study. 
He was born in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated from the University of Reading in 1979 with a degree in Italian Studies and then gained a PhD in geography from Reading in 1986. He is an economic geographer, with research in the areas of spaces of social, political and economic change. He has authored 17 books and 100 journal articles.
Awards and fellowships
Amin has held and received numerous fellowships in his career, including visiting professorships to the University of Bologna, University of Copenhagen, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Uppsala. Ash Amin has received various awards and membership to prestigious bodies such as:
Amin was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to social science.