09.09.2011 - 00:00:00
Kristin Surak new Assistant Professor
We are glad to announce, that the former Robert and Lisa Sainsbury fellow Kristin M. Surak is now working as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the DFG Graduate School 1613 Risk and East Asia. |
She is working together with Prof. Dr. Karen Shire within the Chair of Comparative Sociology and Japanese Society.
Before she came to Duisburg, she studied at the Florida State University, the University of California (UCLA) and the Stanford Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies, Yokohama. In between she was a visiting student at the J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt.
She worked as a visiting researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tokyo. Afterwards she wrote her Dissertation at the University of California, resulting in her forthcoming book Nation Work: Making Tea Japanese (Stanford University Press 2012).
The book examines the relationship between cultural practices and national meanings by investigating how the tea ceremony is produced and sustained as distinctively Japanese. Her primary research and teaching interests lie in the sociology of international migration, culture, ethnicity, and nationalism. Her articles have appeared in the European Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the New Left Review.
We are happy to welcome Kristin Surak as new Assistant Professor.