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
What is the relation between collective and individual self-determination in the liberal script? SCRIPTS Arguments https://www.scriptsberlin.eu/publications/arguments/Self-Determination/Self-Determination_Soysal/index.html
Institutional underpinnings, global reach, and the future of ordinal citizenship, The British Journal of Sociology 72 (2): 174–180, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12837
Citizenship’s double-edged sword: Locating liberalism and illiberalism in citizenship, The International Journal of Constitutional Law 18 (4): 1519–1522, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/moaa106
Who needs mobility without Human Rights? Global Citizenship Observatory, EUI, 2021. https://globalcit.eu/mobility-without-membership-do-we-need-special-passports-for-vulnerable-groups/8/
Citizenship, immigration, and the European Social Project: Rights and obligations of individuality, The British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 1-21, 2012 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01404.x
Individuality, sociological Institutionalism, and continuing Inequalities: A Response to commentators, The British Journal of Sociology 63 (1): 47-53, 2012 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01405.x
Duration: since 2020
Funding: British Academy
Duration: since 2017-2019
Funding: British Academy
Meritocracy or Reputation? The Role of Rankings in the Sorting of International Students Across Universities (with R. Baltaru and H. Cebolla Boado). Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2022 DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2022.2070131
University as the producer of knowledge, and economic and societal value: the 20th and twenty-first century transformations of the UK higher education system (with R. Baltaru), European Journal of Higher Education 11 (3): 312–328, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/21568235.2021.1944250
Administrators in Higher Education: Organizational Expansion in a Transforming Institution (with R. Baltaru), Higher Education 76 (2): 213–292, 2018 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-017-0204-3
Duration: since 2016-2020
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), German Research Foundation (DFG), and Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF)
Observing the Unobservable: Selectivity and Agentic Individuality Among Higher Education Students in China and Europe (with H. Cebolla Boado, Frontiers in Sociology 5:9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2020.00009
Educational optimism in China: migrant selectivity or migration experience? (with H Cebolla Boado). Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44 (13): 2107–2126, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1417825
Why study abroad? Sorting of Chinese students across British universities (with H. Cebolla Boado and Y. Hu), 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
It is all about ‘Hope’: evidence on the immigrant optimism paradox(with H. Cebolla Boado and A. Gonzales Ferrer), Ethnic and Racial Studies 44 (2): 252–271, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1745254
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong
Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region (edited by Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal), 2106. Routledge.
Mapping the Terrain of Transnationalization: Nation, Citizenship, and Region. In Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (ed.), Routledge, 2016.
Citizenship as a National and Transnational Enterprise: How Education Shapes Regional and Global Relevance, (with S. Y. Wong). In Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship, and Region, Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal (ed.), Routledge.
Re-conceptualizing the Republic: Diversity and Education in France, 1945-2008 (with S. Szakacs), Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41 (1): 97–115, 2010.
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy
The Nation, Europe, and the World: Curricula and Textbooks in Transition, Hanna Schissler and Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, eds., Berghahn, 2005.
Teaching beyond the National Narrative, in The Nation, Europe, and the World: Textbooks and Curricula in Transition, H. Schissler and Y. Nuhoglu Soysal (eds.), Berghahn, 2005.
Locating Europe, European Societies 4(3): 265-284, 2002.