Shamus Khan talks with Saskia Sassen about some of her most influential book projects, from The Mobility of Labor and Capital and The Global City to her recent publication, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. Reading these texts together and in light of current issues, their conversation touches on topics such as how migration relates to political and economic processes, the continuously shifting landscape of global cities, and how complex systems change.
Saskia Sassen: Interviewed by Shamus Khan
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and cochair of the Committee on Global Thought. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2nd ed.; 2008) and Cities in a World Economy (updated 4th ed.; 2012). Her books are translated into over twenty languages. She has received multiple honors.
Shamus Khan is the editor of Public Culture and an associate professor in the sociology department at Columbia University. He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School (2010) and, with Dana Fisher, The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions (2013).
Saskia Sassen, Shamus Khan; Saskia Sassen: Interviewed by Shamus Khan. Public Culture 1 September 2016; 28 (3 (80)): 541–561. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-3511538
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