Fırat Duruşan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara University. His ongoing dissertation research involves a comparative political economic study of social policy in Argentina and Turkey in the post-2000 period with a particular focus on cash transfer programs. He worked as a research assistant in Ankara University and Hitit University between 2010 and 2017. He was a visiting researcher in Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 2014 and 2015. He holds a BA (2005) and MA (2008) degrees from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in Middle East Technical University.
Research interesets: Social policy, state theory, critical political economy, civil society and democracy. Current research focuses on the political economy of social policy in the global south and relations between welfare policies and wage labour.