Personal website: www.yossiharpaz.org
Yossi Harpaz is a tenured Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Tel-Aviv University. His research deals with contemporary changes in the institution of citizenship and their impact on global inequality and national identity. His current projects include an examination of the role of rituals in inculcating national identity and a comparative examination of drivers for migration. He has earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University 2016. He also held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and was a visiting scholar at the European University Institute.
Harpaz’s first book - "Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset" - came out in 2019 with Princeton University Press. The book presents in-depth analyses of three study cases of dual citizenship: Israelis who acquire citizenship from European-origin countries such as Germany or Poland; Hungarian-speaking citizens of Serbia who obtain a second citizenship from Hungary (and, through it, EU citizenship); and Mexicans who give birth in the United States to secure American citizenship for their children. The book sheds new light on the global trend of instrumental and commodified citizenship, and explores its implications for ethnic and national identities, immigration and inequality.
Other recent publications:
Harpaz, Yossi. 2022. "One foot on shore: An analysis of global millionaires' demand for U.S. investor visas". British Journal of Sociology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12940
Harpaz, Yossi and Ikhlas Nassar. 2021. “Crossing Borders, Choosing Identity: Strategic Self-Presentation among Palestinian-Israelis When Traveling Abroad”. Ethnic and Racial Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2021.2008465
Harpaz, Yossi. 2021. “Conspicuous Mobility: The Status Dimensions of the Global Passport Hierarchy”. Annals of the American Academy for Political and Social Science, 697(1): 32-48. https://doi.org/10.1177/00027162211052859