Sahan Savas Karatasli

Princeton University


I completed my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University in December 2013.  My Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “Financial Expansions, Hegemonic Transitions and Nationalism: A Longue Durée Analysis of State-Seeking Nationalist Movements”, provides a constructive criticism of the theories that predict a decline in state-seeking nationalist movements in the 21st century as well as a new explanation for the resurgence of nationalist movements in recent decades. Professor Giovanni Arrighi (1937-2009) and Professor Beverly Silver served as my primary advisors, and my dissertation committee also included Professors Joel Andreas, Siba Grovogui, Lingxin Hao and Michael Hechter.  My dissertation also received the Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award by the Comparative-Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Currently, I am working on my current book project, “Contentious Conjunctures: Capitalism and Nationalism in the Longue Duree”, at Princeton University  and co-coordinating research working groups at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University (Global Social Protest research working group and Development research working group).