Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

 Interviews with Saskia Sassen

Overview of Work


Biographical Interviews and Essays:


"Interview with Saskia Sassen," in Metropolis: Reflections Dirk Meyhofer. Hamburgh, Germany (2007).


"Going Digging in the Shadow of Master Categories," in Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives, Mathieu Deflem (ed.). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, (2007).


"Digging the Global Mine: An Interview with Saskia Sassen," by Terhi Rantanen in Global Media and Communication, vol.2, no.2, 142-159 (2006).


Idees en debats La invitee Saskia Sassen, interview by Thierry Paquot in Revue Urbanisme, no. 345: 2005.


Always a Foreigner, Always at Home, in The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties, eds. Alan Sica and Stephen Turner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2005.


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In-Depth Interviews with Sassen on Her Work:

Jungle World Interview: Interview by Moritz Wichmann, June 2011.

"Much of the global is still dressed in the clothes of the national," Saskia Sassen on The Truman Factor, April 2011. (Spanish)

"O FMI e agora uma instituicao melhor," Interview by Andriana Vale, April 2011. (Portugese)

"Storia e chiavi della Globalizzazione," interview by Giuliano Battiston in Lostraniero, June 2009.

"Saskia Sassen: sociologue globale." Interview by Gilles Bastin, Le Monde Des Livres, March 27 2009

International IDEA Interview: "Interview with Saskia Sassen, Columbia University and London School of Economics and Political Science," June 2008. (Audio File)

Interview with Saskia Sassen " Prepared by Anna Kern and Gabriella Smith," Social Thought and Research, 2007.

Denationalized states and global assemblages: An interview with Saskia Sassen Interview by Magnus Wennerhag for Eurozine, November 20, 2006.

Informal Politics in the Global City: Interview with Saskia Sassen (Part I) Re-Public, August 10, 2006.

The Politics of Immobility: Interview with Saskia Sassen (Part II), Re-Public, Oct. 23, 2006.

"Saskia Sassen: Space and Power," interview by N. Gane in The Future of Social Theory, pp. 125-142. London: Continuum International Publishing Group (2004).

The global laissez-passer: a US passport: An interview with Saskia Sassen interview by Edda Manga in Eurozine, February 16, 2003.

"Global is Not Always Cosmopolite," interview by Nina Furstenberg in Eurozine, September 18, 2002.

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"Uluslararasi Sirketlerden Daha Fazlasini Isteyin, Kent Sakinlerinizi Koruyun. Turkiye, Radikal, November 2009.

Het wordt heel druk in de arena van de globalisering interview by Wim Bossema De Volkskrant, April 14, 2007.

"TOKI will construct another 500,000 homes by 2023, Turkish PM says. Hurriyet Daily News, March 4,2011.

"TOKI to bring urban renewal specialists in Istanbul. Today's Zaman, February 24,2011.

"Interview: Ethical Finance. , February 19,2011.

Contrasts are stark in a global city: Saskia Sassen interview by Sayandeb Chowdhury Daily News & Analysis, November 4, 2007.

"Il futuro incerto di Megalopoli: Saskia Sassen: 'Riformulare i sistemi economici e sociali' Interview by Niccolò Gori Sassoli in Atlante, February 1, 2007.

Los argentinos tienen muchos problemas estructurales por resolver Nea, March 21, 2007.

"Death and disorder when is the right time for troops to pull out?: The Guardian asks western and Iraqi experts whether a rapid withdrawal is the best way forward. The Guardian, January 22, 2005.

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© Saskia Sassen 2010