Prof. Yasemin Soysal, Ph.D.

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Research Professor

Yasemin Soysal is Research Professor of Global Sociology at WZB, Professor of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin, and a leading Principal Investigator of the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence. Her research brings global and sociologicalinstitutional perspectives into the study of the historical development and current reconfigurations of nation-state and citizenship, with a specific interest in the diffusion, enactment, contradictions and contestations of global cultural frameworks. 

CV

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 Liberal Citizenship: The Script of Agentic Individual, Its Comparative Enacments and Contestations
Duration: since 2021
Funding: WZB
 

Linked Publications: 

Comparing Agentic Meritocratic Citizenship in Europe and China: A Research Note (with H. Cebolla Boado).  WZB Discussion Paper SP IV 101, 2023 https://bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2023/iv23-101.pdf

What is the relationship of meritocracy and the liberal script? SCRIPTS Arguments, 2022 https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/publications/arguments/Meritocracy/Meritocracy_Soysal/index.html

What is the relation between collective and individual self-determination in the liberal script? SCRIPTS Arguments, 2022 https://www.scriptsberlin.eu/publications/arguments/Self-Determination/Self-Determination_Soysal/index.html

Institutional underpinnings, global reach, and the future of ordinal citizenship, Response to Marion Fourcade, "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

Scientists on the Move
Duration: since 2020
Funding: British Academy
 
Global Outlooks: Mapping the Pathways, Strategies, and Models of Internationalization in Higher Education
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding: British Academy

 

Linked Publications:
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

“Bright Futures”: A Comparative Survey Study of Higher Education Student Mobilities
Duration: 2016-2020
Funding: UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), German Research Foundation (DFG), and Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF)

 

Linked Publications:

Selectivity Among Educational Migrants? A Multi-sited Investigation (with H. Cebolla Boado). Chinese Sociological Review, 2023. DOI: 10.1080/21620555.2023.2249589

Transnationalization of Educational Aspirations: Evidence from China (with H. Cebolla Boado). Sociological Review Online, 2023.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/13607804231189

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, 2018. 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:
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

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:
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): 97115, 2010.

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

 

Linked Publications:
The Nation, Europe, and the World: Curricula and Textbooks in TransitionHanna 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.