Scott Lash (1945) is professor of sociology and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lash obtained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, and a PhD from the London School of Economics (1980).
He began his teaching career as a lecturer at Lancaster University and became a professor in 1993. In 1998 he moved to London to take up his present post as Director for the Centre for Cultural Studies and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College. Lash's work has been influential in sociology and cultural studies. From 1989 onwards he is editor of the journal Theory, Culture and Society.