Richard Sennett

Professor, Author

1943 –

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Who is Richard Sennett?

Richard Sennett is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett has studied social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world.

He has been a Fellow of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. In 2006 Sennett was the winner of the Hegel Prize awarded by the German city of Stuttgart, and in 2008 was awarded the Gerda Henkel Prize, worth 100,000 Euros, by the Gerda Henkel Foundation of Düsseldorf, Germany.

He is married to sociologist Saskia Sassen since 1987.

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Born
Jan 1, 1943
Chicago
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
  • PhD, Harvard University
    History of the Americas
    ( - 1969)
  • Sociology
Lived in
  • London
  • New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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