Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair - Columbia University

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University ( She has received diverse awards, from multiple doctor honoris causa to being chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, Top 100 Thought Leaders by GDI-MIT 2012 and 2013, and receiving the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences.


Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008; French translation with Demopolis), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007; French translation with Gallimard), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2012). Among older books is The Global City (Princeton University Press 1991/2001). Her books are translated into over 20 languages. Her forthcoming book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press 2014; with Gallimard in French).





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