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Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is an Honorary Professor at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).

Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen is an Honoray Professor at IIPP and is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and former Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.

She is the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, multiple doctor honoris causa, named lectures, selected for various honors lists. She was awarded the Principe de Asturias 2013 Prize in the Social Sciences, selected as one of the top 100 women in the Sciences in 2018, and awarded the Geneva Picciotto Prize in 2020.

Her books include Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2014; translated into 12 languages); Cities in a World Economy, 5th fully updated edition (Sage); Losing Control: Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization, The Schoff Memorial Lectures, Columbia University Press 1995; New updated edition 2016; Territory, Authority, Rights : From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008); A Sociology of Globalization (W.W. Norton, 2007); The Global City, (Princeton University Press 1991); The Mobility of Labor and Capital (Cambridge University Press 1988). Her books have been translated into over 20 languages.

Learn more about Saskia on her website.