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.
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.