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Emre Amasyalı

Emre Amasyali

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETHNICGOODS project, ERC


Emre Amasyali is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ERC project "States, Nationalism, and the Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Provision (ETHNICGOODS)", coordinated by Dr. Matthias vom Hau.

His research examines topics in political sociology, comparative historical sociology, and history, and is substantively concerned with the socio-political consequences of imperialism for contemporary nation-states. His postdoctoral research project will examine the long-term development of nationalism in the major Eurasian land-based empires that were never formally colonized. Emre has a PhD in Sociology (McGill University) and holds a Master's Degree in Sociology (University of Oxford).

Background and education

  • (2021) PhD in Sociology, McGill University
  • (2012) MSc in Sociology, University of Oxford
  • (2011) BA (Honors) in Political Studies and History , Queen's University


  • 2021. McGill University, Arts Insights Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences and Humanities. Enlace
  • 2017-2019Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award. Enlace
  • 2017McGill University, Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award. Enlace
  • 2016Association for the Study of Nationalities, Doctoral Student Paper Award. Enlace
  • 2015Oswald Hall Prize in Sociology. Enlace

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
  • Social Science History Association (SSHA)
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)


Research interests

  • Nationalism
  • Legacies of Empire
  • Historical Development
  • Historical Sociology
  • Political Sociology

Selected publications

  • Amasyali, Emre; Hall, John A

    2022.War as the catalyst of nationalism, or, the demise of the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman empires.Thesis Eleven,173(1):3–23Link
  • Amasyalı, Emre.2022.Indigenous Responses to Protestant Missionaries: Educational Competition and Economic Development in Ottoman Turkey.European Journal of Sociology,63(1):39-86.Link
  • Amasyalı, Emre.2022.Protestant Missionary Education and the Diffusion of Women’s Education in Ottoman Turkey: A Historical GIS Analysis.Social Science History,1-50.Link
  • Lange, Matthew; Jeong, Tay; Amasyali, Emre

    2021.The colonial origins of ethnic warfare: Re-examining the impact of communalizing colonial policies in the British and French Empires.International Journal of Comparative Sociology,62 (2):141-165LinkLogo open access
  • Lange, Matthew; Amasyali, Emre; Jeong, Tay

    2021.Communalizing Colonial Policies and Postcolonial Ethnic Warfare: A Multimethod Analysis of the British Empire.European Journal of Sociology,1-43.Link
  • Amasyalı, Emre.2020.Missionary Influence and Nationalist Reactions: The Case of Armenian Ottomans.Nationalities Papers,49 (3):523-541Link
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