An award-winning scholar, author, advisor, and speaker at the intersection of history, geography and geospatial intelligence, 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 (with the Institute of British Geographers). A historian and geographer with a focus on the Atlantic world and British-American affairs from c. 1700-present, his research seeks to deeply re-integrate geographical perspectives into the heart of both imperial economic, urban, and cartographic 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 Award (2017), and the Society for American City & Regional Planning History's Auguste de Montequin Prize for colonial planning history (2013). Sacks routinely gives invited lectures throughout the world. Contact him at bsacks [at] princeton [dot] edu.