Sümercan Bozkurt-Güngen is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Middle East Technical University (METU). She holds a PhD in political science from METU. In her dissertation, she examined the post-2001 development strategies in Turkey and Argentina from a labour centred perspective. She worked as a teaching and research assistant at METU’s Department of Political Science between 2011 and 2017. She was hosted as a Jean Monnet scholar in the School of Politics and IR at the University of Nottingham in 2011. She also spent a year as a visiting researcher in the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University/Canada in 2014/2015. She is currently in the process of preparing her PhD dissertation for publication.
Research interests: Labour studies, comparative political economy, democratization/authoritarianism and social movements; and her research focuses broadly on labour relations, labour policies and social reproduction in the Global South.