New Criticals

First Five with Saskia Sassen


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2012). Among older books is The Global City  (Princeton University Press 1991/2001). Her books are translated into over 20 languages. She is the recipient of diverse awards and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected as one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy Magazine. 

Here are Saskia's first five...

"The most synthetic and efficient source of facts, news updates, innovations, and the rare and ridiculous. Of course, it depends on whom you follow."

"...seriously consequential journalism, from Wikileaks to Murdoch's tapping empire."

"In third place are a bunch of sites that include techies, the archives-oriented Villes en Guerre..."

"the indispensable Ken Roth..."

"the ridiculously funny Kim impersonator, and, yes! Occupy the Wall Street Journal."