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Irina Isaakyan is a Research Associate of the Cultural Pluralism research area working with the project GEM / Global Elite Migration in High Arts. She completed her Marie Curie Intra-EU Fellowship awarded for the project FEMIDE /Female Migration from Developed Countries in Southern Europe (2012-2014). She obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2008) and holds an MA Degree from the University of Minnesota (2000). After completing her PhD, she received the ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2009) to examine European integration and new researchers’ mobility in Scotland. In 2010, she researched the issues of integration and civic engagement of US-national academics in the UK. Before joining the EUI she was reader at the Ryazan State Radio-Engineering University in Russia (2011-2012) and Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2008-2010). Her research interests include: high-skill and elite migrations, nationalism and diaspora studies; immigrants’ identities; and interpretive sociology.
The Project GEM / Global Migration in High Arts she is conducting at the moment studies global migrations of opera singers and ballet dancers from the communist bloc, exploring the issues of cultural exchanges, globalisation and nationalism, and migrant networking.
2012-2014 Marie Curie Intra-EU Fellowship, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF #298752
2008-2009 ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship #PTA-26-27-2004
1998-2000 Freedom Support Act Fellowship for MA Studies, BECA-USA
- Triandafyllidou, A. and I. Isaakyan. (Eds.) (2015). Female High-Skill Migration During Recession. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Isaakyan, I. (2016). ‘Paradigms of integration in Europe and North America’, in A. Triandafyllidou (Ed.) Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies. London/New York: Routledge.
- Isaakyan, I. (2015). ‘American women in Southern Europe: A new source of competitive advantage’, in A. Triandafyllidou and I. Isaakyan (Eds.) Female High-Skill Migration During Recession. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp.265-292.
- Isaakyan, I. (2006). ‘The steering of educational research in Post-Soviet Russia’, in J. Ozga (Ed.) World yearbook of Education 2006. London/New York: Routledge. 135-146.
- Isaakyan, I and A. Triandafyllidou. (2015). ‘Female high-skill migration in the 21st century: The challenge of the recession’, in A.Triandafyllidou and I. Isaakyan (eds.) Female High-Skill Migration During Recession. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp.3-21.
- Triandafyllidou, A. and I. Isaakyan. (2015). ‘Rethinking the gender dimension of high-skill migration’, in A.Triandafyllidou and I. Isaakyan (Eds.) Female High-Skill Migration During Recession. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp.293-305.
- Isaakyan, I. and A. Triandafyllidou. (2017).’Sending so much more than money: Exploring social remittances and transnational mobility’, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
- Isaakyan, I. and A. Triandafyllidou. (2017). ‘Reflections on diaspora and soft power:
Community building among female US expats in Southern Europe’, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
- Isaakyan, I. and A. Triandafyllidou. (2014). ‘Marriage migration of Anglophone women to Southern Europe’, International Review Of Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2014.954333.
- Isaakyan, I. (2010). ‘Platoon Friendship of the Soviet Academic Diaspora’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 10(2): 271-289.
- Isaakyan, I. (2009). ‘Cyclops’ Cave’, Symbolic Interaction 32(3): 207-235.