Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, USA

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, USA

Saskia Sasen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago.</p>
Her books are: The Mobility of Labor and Capital (Cambridge University Press, 1988; currently, fourth printing); The Global City: New York London Tokyo (Princeton University Press, 1991; currently, seventh printing); Cities in a World Economy (California: Pine Forge/Sage, 1994; now in its fifth printing); Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization (New York: Columbia University Press 1996); Migranten, Siedler, Fluchtlinge (Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt); and Globalization and its Discontents. Selected Essays 1984-1998. (New York: New Press 1998).</p>
She has been a member of several research groups, among them the Japan based project on Economic Restructuring in the U.S. and Japan, sponsored by the United Nations Centre on Regional Development and MIT (1988-1990); the Social Science Research Council Working Group on New York City, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation (1985-1990) etc; She also was a member of the Ford Foundation Task Force for Research on Hispanics; the Research Working Group on the Informal Sector, supported by the Ford, Tinker, and Rockefeller Foundations; the Stanford University Project on Mexico-U.S. Relations; and, more recently, the Immigration and Economic Sociology Project sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation (1992-1995); the Comparative Urban Studies project at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC (1992-on); and the Group of Lisbon sponsored by the Science Program of the European Union and the Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal 1993-on).
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.</p>
<p>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. A 1986 studio she co-directed won the national prize of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Most recently she was a Fellow at the Wissenshaftszentrum Berlin, Germany; Distinguished Lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria; Henry Luce Lecturer at Clark University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She has been made a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.