Professor Engin Isin

'It is the most difficult thing to do in life. To act. To be is easier. To act requires courage, resolve, and nerve. That's when you enter into the scene and the scene is no longer as it was.'

Engin joined the Open University in 2007, after fifteen years of teaching and research at York University, Toronto, Canada. 

Born in Ankara, Turkey, and spending 23 years in Canada, Engin has published widely on the politics of citizenship involving various sites, scales and subjects.

His concern has been to document historically how citizenship has been contested by its ‘others’ (strangers, outsiders, aliens) and how their claims to rights has constituted them as responsible subjects.