Richard Sennett

Professor of Sociology, New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Founder, Theatrum Mundi

Richard Sennett has explored how individuals and groups make social and cultural sense of material facts — about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His research entails ethnography, history, and social theory.