Richard Sennett

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Richard Sennett (born Chicago, 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, the Bemis Adjunct Professor of Sociology at MIT and Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett is probably best known for his studies of social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world. Sennett is married to sociologist Saskia Sassen.

Sennett has been a Fellow of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Sennett is the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

In 2006 he was the winner of the Hegel Prize awarded by the German city of Stuttgart [1] .

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