Our Team

‘Bright Futures’ is being led by the Principal Investigator and Scientific Coordinator Yasemin Soysal and conducted by a team of researchers in the sociology departments at four universities: The University of Essex (UK), The University of Edinburgh (UK), Bielefeld University (Germany) and Tsinghua University (China).

UK

Professor Yasemin Soysal
Professor of Sociology
University of Essex

Dr Dorothee Schneider
Senior Researcher
University of Essex

Professor Héctor Cebolla-Boado
Associate Professor of Sociology
and Social Stratification
UNED (Spain)

Dr Sophia Woodman
Chancellor’s Fellow
University of Edinburgh

Raluca Stroe
Research Assistant
University of Essex

Germany

Professor Thomas Faist
Professor of Transnationalisation, Development and Migration
University of Bielefeld

Dr. Andrés Cardona
Senior Researcher
Bielefeld University

Mengyao Zhao
Doctoral Researcher
University of Bielefeld

Takuma Fujii
Doctoral Researcher
University of Bielefeld

China

Professor Qiang Li
Dean of School of Social Sciences
Tsinghua University

Professor Jingming Liu
Professor of Sociology
Tsinghua University

Professor Jinghuan Shi
Professor of Education
Tsinghua University

Yamei Sun
Doctoral Researcher
Tsinghua University