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Engin F. Isin Website

Engin F. Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Open University. He is the author of Cities Without Citizens (Montreal, 1992), Being Political (Minneapolis, 2002) and Citizens Without Frontiers (London, 2012). He has edited with Greg Nielsen, Acts of Citizenship (London, 2008). Isin is engaged with three different but related ‘genealogical investigations’: (i) concerning ‘oriental citizenship and justice’ with a focus on the Ottoman waqf; (ii) concerning ‘acts’ especially those that constitute subjects as claimants of justice traversing frontiers; and, (iii) concerning ‘governing affects’ with a focus on the role of mobilizing emotion in politics.