Riva Kastoryano is a research director at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), and Professor at SciencesPo Paris. Her work focuses on identity and minority issues and more specifically to their relations to states in France, Germany, the United States. She was a lecturer at Harvard University 1984-1987, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton), at Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies (Harvard U.). She has been teaching as a visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research since 2005. Her last book Burying the Jihadists(Hurst Publisher and Oxford U. Press 2018) treats the relationship between belonging and territory in globalization, built around the question of Transnational nationalism.
Her other recent books are Negotiating Identities. States and Immigrants in France and GermanyPrinceton University Press 2002. She also edited Quelle identité pour l’Europe ? Le multiculturalisme à l’épreuve(Paris, Presses de Sciences-Po 1998 and 2005 for the second edition) ; Nationalismes en mutation en Méditerranée Orientale (Changing Concept of Nationalism) (with A.Dieckhoff) Paris, Ed.du CNRS2002 ; and Les codes de la différence. Religion, Origine, Race en France, Allemagne et Etats-Unis,(Codes of Otherness. Religion, Ancester and Race in France, Germany and the United States) Presses de Sciecnes-Po, 2005. Turkey Between Nationalism and Globalization, London Routledge 2013.