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I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University.  My research examines the impact of globalization on national identity and citizenship.  


One longstanding interest concerns the consequences of the permissive shift in states' relation to dual citizenship. Other projects I am currently working on examine related questions, including: What drives the acquisition of investor visas by millionaires in developing countries? Do people equate international travel with high social status? Are citizenship and national identity coming to be viewed in an instrumental manner, losing some of their sacred character? What is the role of rituals and ceremonies in national identity? 

My first book, Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset (Princeton University Press), came out in 2019. The book analyzes and compares the dynamics of dual citizenship in three cases: EU citizenship in Israel, Hungarian citizenship in Serbia and U.S. dual nationality in Mexico. The book sheds light on the global trend of strategic citizenship, and explores its implications for ethnic and national identities, immigration and inequality. 


Latest publications:

Harpaz, Yossi. 2022. "One foot on shore: An analysis of global millionaires' demand for U.S. investor visas". British Journal of Sociology, 73(3): 554-570https://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.  


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