Martin Sokol is an Associate Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is an economic geographer with interest in urban and regional development, geographies of knowledge economies, post-socialist transformations and geographies of finance. Martin received his doctorate from Newcastle University, UK, and subsequently worked at University College Dublin, Queen Mary University of London and University College London, among others. Martin is a founding member and a Secretary of FinGeo. He was recently awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant (1.8 million EUR) for his project GEOFIN - “Western Banks in Eastern Europe: New Geographies of Financialisation”.