Prof. Yasemin Soysal, Ph.D.
Yasemin Soysal is research professor of the Global Sociology research program at the WZB and leading research member of the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence. Her research brings global and sociological–institutional perspectives into the investigation of the historical development and current reconfigurations of nation-state and citizenship. She is currently engaged in the theoretical and empirical investigation of the rise of the transnationally standardized script of agentic, meritocratic citizenship and its comparative scope, implementation, and contradictions.
Professor | Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology; (and Associate, Center for Human Rights and Center for Migration Studies), University of Essex
John L. Loeb Associate Professor | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (and Associate, Center for International Affairs and Center for European Studies), Harvard University
Ph.D. Sociology, Stanford University, California
Duration: since 2020
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2021) “Institutional underpinnings, global reach, and the future of ordinal citizenship”, British Journal of Sociology 72 (2): 174–180. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12837
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (2021) “Citizenship’s double-edged sword: Locating liberalism and illiberalism in citizenship”, The International Journal of Constitutional Law 18 (4): 1519–1522. https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/moaa106
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2021) “Who Needs Mobility Without Human Rights?” Global Citizenship Observatory, EUI. https://globalcit.eu/mobility-without-membership-do-we-need-special-passports-for-vulnerable-groups/8/
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (2012) Citizenship, Immigration, and the European Social Project: Rights and Obligations of Individuality, The British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 1-21 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01404.x
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (2012) Individuality, Sociological Institutionalism, and Continuing Inequalities: A Response to Commentators, The British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 47-53 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01405.x
Duration: since 2020
Funding: British Academy
Duration: since 2017
Funding: British Academy
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal and Roxana-Diana Baltaru (2021) “University as the producer of knowledge, and economic and societal value: the 20th and twenty-first century transformations of the UK higher education system”, European Journal of Higher Education 11 (3): 312–328. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568235.2021.1944250
Roxana-Diana Baltaru and Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal. Administrators in Higher Education: Organizational Expansion in a Transforming Institution, Higher Education 76 (2): 213–292 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-017-0204-3
Duration: since 2016
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), German Research Foundation (DFG), and Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF)
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal and Héctor Cebolla-Boado (2020) “Observing the Unobservable: Selectivity and Agentic Individuality Among Higher Education Students in China and Europe”, Froniers in Sociology 5:9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2020.00009
Héctor Cebolla-Boado and Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2018) “Educational optimism in China: migrant selectivity or migration experience?” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44 (13): 2107–2126. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1417825
Héctor Cebolla-Boado, Yang Hu and Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2018) “Why study abroad? Sorting of Chinese students across British universities”, British Journal of Sociology of Education 39 (3): 365–380. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2017.1349649
Funding: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Héctor Cebolla-Boado, Amparo Gonzáles Ferrer and Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2020) “It is all about ‘Hope’: evidence on the immigrant optimism paradox”, Ethnic and Racial Studies 44 (2): 252–271. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1745254
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal, ed. (2016) Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Routledge.
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal (2016) “Mapping the Terrain of Transnationalization: Nation, Citizenship, and Region”. In Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Yasemin Soysal (ed.), Routledge.
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal and Suk Ying Wong (2016) “Citizenship as a National and Transnational Enterprise: How Education Shapes Regional and Global Relevance”. In Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Yasemin Soysal (ed.), Routledge.
Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal and Simona Szakacs (2010) “Re-conceptualizing the Republic: Diversity and Education in France, 1945-2008”, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41 (1): 97–115.
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy
Hanna Schissler and Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, eds. (2005) The Nation, Europe, and the World: Curricula and Textbooks in Transition, Berghahn.
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal and Hanna Schissler (2005) Teaching beyond the National Narrative, in The Nation, Europe, and the World: Textbooks and Curricula in Transition, H. Schissler and Y. Soysal (eds.), Berghahn.
Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (2002) Locating Europe, European Societies 4(3): 265-284.