An award-winning scholar, author, advisor, and speaker at the intersection of urban studies, history, geography, and international affairs.
Sacks is a history PhD Candidate at Princeton University, graduate student research associate at the Woodrow Wilson School's Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination, and an elected fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. A scholar with a focus on colonial urban cities and Anglo-American affairs from 1700-present, his research examines the geographical/spatial, network, and soft-power perspectives of imperial history and modern international affairs policy-making. A 2009 National Beinecke Scholar, Sacks holds a MA from Princeton, and a BA summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University. He previously held Princeton's inaugural Digital Humanities Fellowship (2015-16), and The Huntington Library's Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship (2014). He is the recipient of a number of honors, including the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership's Alfred Rubin Colloquium Award (2017), and the Society for American City & Regional Planning History's Auguste de Montequin Prize for North American history (2013). Sacks routinely gives invited lectures throughout North America and Europe. Contact him at bsacks [at] princeton [dot] edu.