Urban sociologist, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University
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Saskia Sassen is an urban sociologist whose research and writing focuses on globalization and its social, economic and political dimensions. She writes on the topics of immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new networked technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. She has dedicated a number of books to these issues, some of which are: The Mobility of Labor and Capital (1988), The Global City (2002), Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2008). Her latest publication Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014) is a soaring critique of the global economy which led to income inequality, unemployment, and expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned around the world.
Saskia is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She is a recipient of diverse awards and mentions. Recently she was awarded the Principe de Asturias 2013 Prize in the Social Sciences, and she was appointed as a member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.