Assoc. Prof. Erdem Yörük

Erdem Yörük is the principle investigator of the project. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Koç University and an Associate Member in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at University of Oxford. He is also a member of Young Academy of Europe and an associate...

Dr. Çağrı Yoltar

Çağrı Yoltar joined the project as a post-doctoral fellow after receiving her Ph.D. degree in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. She also holds two MA degrees in Sociology and Science, Technology and Society Studies from Boğaziçi University and Istanbul Technical University, respectively, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and...

Dr. Alİ HÜrrİyetoĞlu

Ali Hürriyetoğlu is a researcher working on textual event information processing in various languages. His focus is on finding relevant information in document collections by applying detailed language analysis and machine learning techniques. He has been working in industrial, academic, governmental, and international projects to apply and to improve his...

Asst. Prof. Burak Gürel

I joined the Koç University faculty in 2015 after completing a PhD in sociology at Johns Hopkins University. My scholarly interests include political economy, historical sociology, rural development, social movements, and welfare politics, with a focus on China, India, and Turkey. I teach courses on social theory, historical sociology, political...

Gabriela Ramalho Tafoya

Gabriela joined the project as a post-doctoral fellow, specializing in the political economy of Latin America and quantitative research techniques. She is pursuing her PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. She also holds two MA degrees in Political Science and Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences,...

Assoc. Prof. Deniz Yüret

I am an associate professor of Computer Engineering at Koç University in Istanbul working at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Previously I was at the MIT AI Lab and later co-founded Inquira, Inc. My research is in natural language processing and machine learning. Further details about my current and previous work...

Assoc. Prof. Murat Koyuncu

Murat Koyuncu holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle (2009), and a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MA in Economics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He is a faculty member at the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University since 2009 and currently a visiting...

Alİ Bargu

Ali Bargu is a doctoral student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, funded by the Politics of Welfare in Emerging Market Economies Scholarship. Before joining the project, Ali obtained his M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford in 2016, focusing...

İbrahim Öker

İbrahim Öker graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Middle East Technical University in 2013. He received his master’s degree in Public Policy at Sabancı University in 2014. Between 2014 and 2016, he worked as a researcher and contributed to the research projects...

Rahmİ Çemen

Rahmi Çemen is a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF, Rahmi earned his Master’s (Political Science) and Bachelor’s (Political Science and Economics) degrees from Ohio University. He has lived and conducted fieldwork in Turkey for his dissertation, which focuses on the Europeanization...