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Sudhir Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh is the William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is the author of Gang Leader for a Day , a New York Times bestseller that received a best book of the year award from the Economist . His writings have appeared in the New York Times , the Chicago Tribune , and the Washington Post . He lives in New York City.