Prof. Kristin Surak
Kristin Surak is an Associate Professor of Politics at SOAS, University of London, and a past Richard B. Fisher Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Her research focuses on 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 leading academic and intellectual journals, including the European Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the New Left Review, and she has written essays and op-eds for the London Review of Books, Washington Post, and Lettre International. 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, Leverhulme Foundation, 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