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Ph.D. Saskia SASSEN Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York


 Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University ( She is the author of several books and the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected for various honors lists. Her new book is Expulsions: When complexity produces elementary brutalities. (Harvard University Press 2014)


Social Science Research Council Working Group on New York City, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation, 1985-1990
Social Science Research Council Committee on Hispanic Public Policy, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 1987-1991
Comparative Urban Studies project at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C., since 1992
Group of Lisbon sponsored by the Science Program of the European Union and the Gulbenkian Foundation, since 1993
She has also served on several scientific juries, most recently for the French Government's Ministry of Urban Affairs and the Belgian Government's Agency on Science and Technology in the Office of the Prime Minister. She serves on several editorial boards. She has also been made a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Sociological Research Association, a member of the European Academy, a member of the Atheneum Club (London).


Cities in a World Economy (2006)
From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2006)
A Sociology of Globalization (2007)
Deciphering the Global (2007)
Her books are translated into sixteen languages. She has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, the Financial Times, among others


Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany
Distinguished Lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Henry Luce Lecturer at Clark University
Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation
Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
She has received multiple awards, among others from the Ford Foundation, Tinker Foundation, Revson Foundation, Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, and Twentieth Century Fund. She has delivered multiple named lectures, including the Simmel Lectures at Humboldt University (Berlin), the Henry Luce Lecture at Clark University, and the Theodore Hesburgh Lectures on Politics and Ethics at the University of Notre Dame.