Dr Sossie Kasbarian

Senior Lecturer

Politics University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Sossie Kasbarian

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About me

About me

Sossie Kasbarian is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics. She joined History, Heritage and Politics at Stirling in November 2017. She earned her doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2006. She has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and has taught at SOAS, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), the University of Lancaster, and the American University in Cairo. She is co-editor of Diaspora- A Journal of Transnational Studies. https://www.utpjournals.press/journals/diaspora/scope

Dr. Kasbarian's research interests and publications broadly span diaspora studies; contemporary Middle East politics and society; nationalism and ethnicity; transnational political activism; refugee, displacement and migration studies. She is the co-editor (with Anthony Gorman) of Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualising Community (Edinburgh University Press 2015), and co-editor (with Talar Chahinian and Tsolin Nalbantian) of Diaspora and ‘Stateless Power’: Social Discipline and Identity Formation Across the Armenian Diaspora during the Long Twentieth Century (forthcoming). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Diasporizing the modern Middle East – Armenian remnants, resilience and reconfigurations.

Research (1)

Diaspora Studies; Modern Middle East; Nationalism Studies; Migration and Refugee Studies.

Projects

Should I stay or should I go: sense of belonging and intentions to stay among young, newcomers to Armenia
PI: Dr Sarah Wilson
Funded by: The British Academy

Outputs (18)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Kasbarian S (2020) Refuge in the 'homeland': The Syrians in Armenia. In: Laycock J & Piana F (eds.) Aid to Armenia: Humanitarianism and intervention from the 1890s to the present. Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 164-180. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526142207/

Book Chapter

Kasbarian S (2016) The Istanbul Armenians: negotiating coexistence. In: Bryant R (ed.) Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict. Space and Place. New York: Berghahn Press, pp. 207-237. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BryantPost-Ottoman#toc; https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1kgqw2h.13

Book Chapter

Kasbarian S (2015) The 'Others' within: the Armenian Community in Cyprus. In: Gorman A & Kasbarian S (eds.) Diasporas of the modern Middle East - Contextualising Community. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 241-273. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-diasporas-of-the-modern-middle-east.html

Book Chapter

Kasbarian S (2009) The Armenian Community in Cyprus at the Beginning of the 21st Century: From Insecurity to Integration. In: Varnavas A, Coureas N & Elia M (eds.) The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of Internal-Exclusion. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 175-191. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-minorities-of-cyprus-16

Teaching

Teaching

I convene/teach the following undergraduate modules:

POLU9CP: Comparative Politics – Power, States and Societies

POLU9CM: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

POLU9NT: Nations and Nationalism

and the following postgraduate modules:

ICCPP25: Migrants, Refugees and Diasporas - Conflict and Coexistence

ICCPP27: International Organisations (2021-2022)