Ayse Caglar - Curriculum Vitae#

Academic Positions (selection):
  • 2011 - February- University Professor, University of Vienna
  • 2010 January - 2011 - Research group director at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Multiethnic and Multireligious Societies, Goettingen, Germany
  • 2009 - Granted the title of University Professor, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2006 - 2011 - Full Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2003 August - 2006 - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1994-2002 - Assistant Professor at the Institut fuer Ethnologie, Free University Berlin, Germany

Major Fields of Interest:

Globalization and transnationalization processes; transformations of nation states and changing property relations; migration; neoliberal urban restructuring and migrants; cultural industries; transnational legal spaces; citizenship; ethnographies of the state; Roma in Europe; family law (in relation to the Third Country Nationals); European cultural policies, immigrant cultural production and cultural industries; nationalism and nationalist discourses (with special emphasis on Turkey); theories of ideology, popular and consumer culture

Current Research Project:

2012 - 2014 CITYSCALERS: Migrants, Urban Reinvention, Cultural Industries. “Diversity/Identity” Grant commissioned by WWTF-Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds, Vienna, Austria

Prizes and Recognitions (selection):
  • 2012-2014 - “Diversity Identity” Prize by WWTF-Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds, Vienna, Austria for the project CITYSCALERS
  • 2010-2014 - Minerva Fellowship as research group director at Max Planck Institute, MMG, Goettingen, Germany
  • 2009-2010 - Fellow at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study (could not accept), Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009 September - Awarded the ”Egyetemi Tanar” title , the highest academic honor in the Hungarian higher education system, conferred by the President of the Republic of Hungary
  • 2009 January-June 2009 - Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the Center for International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmo University, Sweden (could not accept)

Research Grants (selection):
  • 2013 - Funding by WWTF for the "Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology 2014: Public Spaces and Inequalities in Transition – Rethinking the Urban Fabric" (with Professor Christoph Reinprecht and Professor Roland Verwiebe, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • 2008-2010 - FP7-SSH Grant for “Enacting European Citizenship”. Grant commissioned by the European Commission. Principal Investigator. Leading University: Open University London
  • 2009-2011 - METOIKOS, “Circular Migration Patterns in Southern and Central Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Migrants and Policy Makers”. Grant commissioned by European Commission, Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security; Principle investigator, “Circular Migration between Hungary and Ukraine”. Leading University: European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 2009-2011 - Grant from COREACH (Co-ordination of Research between Europe and China) on “International Migrants’ Ethnicity and Its Impact on Labour Markets of the Receiving Countries: A Comparative Study among China, the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK”. Partner for research on Germany (together with Prof. Ludger Pries). Principal Investigators of the entire comparative study: Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries and Prof. Dr. Hao Shiyuan
  • 2006-2007 - Grant commissioned by the European Commission/DG enterprise, “Examination and Evaluation of Good Practices in the Promotion of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs”. Regional Coordinator for the ten countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Invited Lectures (selection):
  • 2013 November (19-24) - “Still 'migrants' After All Those Years: Foundational Mobilities, and Temporal Politics”, Invited to the Executive Committee Session at the Annual AAA (American Anthropology Association) Meeting, Chicago, USA
  • 2013 August 26 - Keynote Address “Locating homeland ties in time and place and the resilience of methodological nationalism”, Research Network McGen Generations, Multiculturalism, and Nordic Identity, funded by Nordforsk, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2013 June 13 - Keynote Address “Locating migration”, 13th International Conference Migration and Urbanity, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012 November (13-18) - “Acts of Citizenship, Displacement and Sites of Contentious Politics: EU Citizen Roma in Berlin”, Annual AAA (American Anthropology Association) Meeting, San Francisco, USA
  • 2011 December (9-10) - “The Context of Loyalties and Transnational Ties: Different Trajectories of Migration Scholarship in the USA and Europe”. Invited Speech at the Congress Fear and Anxiety over National Identity. Contrasting North American and European Experiences and Public Debates on Immigrant and Second Generation Integration, by the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, USA

Peer review activities, memberships in academic advisory boards and evaluation panels (selection):
  • 2006-2014 - Panel Member of the Evaluation of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants & Cosolidating Grants
  • 2007-2012 The International Institute of Sociology (Vice President)
  • 2006-2012 - Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin
  • 2012 - Member of Academia Europea in London
  • 2012 - MireKoc, (Migration Studies Center) Koc University, Istanbul

Editorships and Reviewer (selection):
  • 2012 - Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Political Sociology
  • 2005 - Editorial Board Member – Focaal
  • 2004 - CEU Press Publications Advisory Board
  • 2000- 2012 Associate Editor - Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs
  • 1996-1998 - Co-editor of Sociologus (Germany) with Prof. Georg Elwert
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