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Richard Sennett

University Professor; Professor of Sociology , History

Ph.D. 1969, Harvard University; B.A. 1964 (with special honors), University of Chicago.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4109, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 



(212) 998-2142

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Urban sociology; art/music; family; history of ideas; and history of the body.


Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996- ; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, 1996- ; Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft Professor, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, 1991


The Corrosion of Character, W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization, W.W.Norton, 1994.

The Fall of Public Man,
Knopf, 1977.

Updated on 02/02/2016