Sossie Kasbarian is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics. She joined History and Politics at Stirling in November 2017. She was previously Lecturer in Middle East Politics at Lancaster University (2012-2017). She spent 2016-17 as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2011. Dr. Kasbarian was awarded her doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2006. She was a visiting lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva in 2008-2010, and a Teaching Fellow at SOAS, 2005-2010.
Dr. Kasbarian’s research interests and publications broadly span diaspora studies; contemporary Middle East politics and society; nationalism and ethnicity; transnational political activism; refugee and migration studies. Her current research is a comparative study of the different trajectories that transnational communities in the contemporary Middle East embody and enact, focusing on the Armenian diaspora.
She is co-editor of the journal Diaspora- A Journal of Transnational Studies, http://www.utpjournals.press/loi/diaspora