Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University.
Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2008), A Sociology of Globalization (2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (2012). Among older books is The Global City (1991/2001). Her books are translated into over 20 languages. Her latest book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014). She has received diverse awards, from multiple doctor honoris causa to being chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy 2011, Top 100 Thought Leaders by GDI-MIT 2012 and 2013, and receiving the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences.