PIIRS invites six exceptional, international early-career faculty members for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. The 2018-19 academic year's fellows included:

Kristin Surak

Fung Global Fellow - Fall 2018

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 152B

Surak is an associate professor of politics at SOAS, University of London. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice, which received a Book of the Year Award from the American Sociological Association. Her research has explored a wide range of subjects from the phenomenology of coordinated action to principal-agent dilemmas in running guestwork programs. Her current project investigates the sale of one of the state’s most valued resources: citizenship. While a Fung Fellow, she will be completing a monograph on the origins and spread of citizenship by investment programs and the global interdependencies – geopolitical inequalities and industry interconnections – that have advanced them.