Affiliation: Koç University, Istanbul, TR

Keywords: Social welfare, social movements, political sociology, historical sociology



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Erdem Yörük is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Koç University and an Associate Member at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at University of Oxford. He is the principle investigator of the ERC project, “The New Politics of Welfare: Towards an ‘Emerging Markets’ Welfare State Regime.” 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 Bogaziçi 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 and ERC. His articles have appeared in Politics & Society, New Left Review, Current Sociology, South Atlantic Quarterly and International Journal of Communication, among others.