Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen


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 OpenDemocracy and The Huffington Post.


  • Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1974


  • Sassen, S. 2018. "The Global City: Strategic Site, New Frontier." Chapter in Moving Cities - Contested Views on Urban Life. Springer.
  • Sassen, S. 2017. "Finance and business services in New York City: international linkages and domestic effects." Chapter in Deindustrialization and Regional Economic Transformation. Routledge.
  • Sassen, S. 2016. Global Networks, Linked Cities. Routledge.