Saskia Sassen

Dutch sociologist Saskia Sassen has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, “for her contribution to urban sociology and to the analysis of the social, economic and political dimensions of globalization”.

Saskia Sassen has been a member of the Social Sciences Section of the Academia Europaea since 2004. She is an internationally renowned sociologist working both in Europe and the United States, and her research and writing focus on globalisation, immigration, global cities, new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions.