Breakout Session: The Role of Cities in Global Migration
Dr. Kristin Surak specializes in 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. Her work has appeared in numerous academic and intellectual journals, and has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, German, and Korean. Before joining SOAS, she taught at UCLA and at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She comments regularly for the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, and Radio France International. Currently, her research compares migration regimes and temporary migrant labor programs in East Asia and across the globe.