Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
+1 212 854 0790
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-0790
713 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
713 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd St, Mail Code: Columbia University,New York NY, United States
Areas of Interest: 
Globalization, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Transnational Processes

Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1974

Biographical Note: 

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.  Her books are translated into twenty-one languages. She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard University Press). She contributes regularly to and