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 editor of European Review. He holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University (2012), an MA in Sociology and a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi University. His work focuses on social welfare and social policy, social movements, political sociology, and comparative and historical sociology. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Ford Foundation, European Commission Marie Curie CIG, European Research Council and the Science Academy of Turkey BAGEP. His articles have appeared in Politics & Society, New Left Review, Current Sociology, South Atlantic Quarterly and International Journal of Communication.
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Social welfare, social movements, political sociology, historical sociology