Prof. Kristin Surak
Kristin Surak is the Richard B. Fisher Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and an Associate Professor of Politics at SOAS, University of London who specializes in international migration, nationalism, culture, and political sociology.
Her book Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice received the Outstanding Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Asia. She has published in the European Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, New Left Review, and Lettre International, among other academic and intellectual journals, and her work has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, German, and Korean.
For her scholarship, she has received awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Fulbright-Hays Foundation, Japan Foundation, European University Institute, Frankfurt University, University of California Board of Regents, and the Sainsbury Foundation, among others. She comments regularly for the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, and Sky TV News.
Her current research investigates both citizenship by investment schemes and guestwork programs across the globe.
Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice
Stanford University Press 2013
Named the Book of the Year
by the American Sociological Association's Section on Asia
Contact: kristin.surak [at] soas.ac.uk