Prof. Yasemin Soysal, Ph.D.

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Yasemin Soysal

Contact

yasemin.soysal [at] wzb.eu
Office:
Lina Hayek
+49 30 25491 346
lina.hayek@wzb.eu
Room B 316
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
B 402
Research Professor

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 sociologicalinstitutional 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.

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1999 -2021
Professor | Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology; (and Associate, Center for Human Rights and Center for Migration Studies), University of Essex

1991-1998
John L. Loeb Associate Professor | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (and Associate, Center for International Affairs and Center for European Studies), Harvard University

1991
Ph.D. Sociology, Stanford University, California

Projects
The Future of “Citizen”: The Script of Agentic Individuality and its Comparative Enactment
Duration: since 2020
Funding: WZB

 

Linked Publications:
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

Scientists on the Move
Duration: since 2020
Funding: British Academy
Global Outlooks: Mapping the Pathways, Strategies, and Models of Internationalization in Higher Education
Duration: since 2017
Funding: British Academy

 

Linked Publications:
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

“Bright Futures”: A Comparative Survey Study of Higher Education Student Mobilities
Duration: since 2016
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), German Research Foundation (DFG), and Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF)

 

Linked Publications:
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

Schooling Success and Life-Course Expectations: A Survey Study of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Origin Youth in Spain
Duration: 20112016
Funding: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

 

Linked Publications:
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

The Nation, Region-building and Globalization: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of School Curricula and Textbooks
Duration: 2010-2015
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong

 

Linked Publications:
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): 97115.

Rethinking Nation-state Identities in Europe
Duration: 20002005
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy

 

Linked Publications:
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.

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Yasemin Soysal

Contact

yasemin.soysal [at] wzb.eu
Office:
Lina Hayek
+49 30 25491 346
lina.hayek@wzb.eu
Room B 316
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
B 402