Saskia Sassen

Professor at Columbia University


“What it means to be a professor at a top university, is that what you do the least, is teach”, Saskia Sassen tells about her position as Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, “Doing my research often is a bit of an adventure.” When she was 12, she made a decision, that would change her life: “I said, ‘From now on, I do not have time to read novels, I have to read analyses of the real world.’”