Yardımcı Doçent Doktor
Sosyal ve Beşeri Bilimler Fakültesi / Sosyoloji Bölümü
Lisans: ODTÜ, İşletme (Sosyoloji yandal), 1999
Yüksek Lisans: ODTÜ, Sosyoloji, 2004
Doktora:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sosyoloji, 2010
My research lies at the intersection of and integrates recent advances in transnational/global sociology, social inequality, and social theory. I aim to do theoretically informed analyses of inequality at the global and country levels, and with respect to social class, work, gender, and power relationships between the global North and the South. Rather than considering myself as a specialist in these areas, I look at the ways in which these areas speak to each other. I especially focus on an analysis of neoliberal globalization not only as an economic process that creates increasing inequalities between and within countries, but also as a broader, multi-dimensional process that creates new subjectivities in line with its political project. My empirical studies have been motivated by an interest in studying those neoliberal subjectivities that are created in different areas, through poverty projects, in higher education, or at work, among many others. My most recent research project is an empirical inquiry of the knowledge workers or those people “who think for a living”. Depending on interviews with these workers and an analysis of management texts on knowledge work, I try to demonstrate personal consequences of being a knowledge worker that is expected to be an expert in self-management for increasing the productivity of the 21st century organization. The courses that I have taught also reflect my areas of interest. I have offered courses on social inequality, globalization, gender, race and ethnicity, social theory, and culture in addition to general introductory courses on sociology in the US and Turkey.
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