Basak Kus is Associate Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. Her areas of scholarship and teaching include political sociology, political economy, and sociology of law.

Professor Kus has studied, conducted research, and taught in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She completed her undergraduate studies at Bogazici University (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences) in Istanbul, and obtained her PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley.

Prior to joining Wesleyan, she held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and at Yale’s MacMillan Center where she also taught in the International Studies graduate program. Between 2010 and 2012, she lived in Ireland, and taught public policy, and political economy at University College Dublin where she was also a fellow of the Geary Institute, and the Center for Regulation and Governance at UCD School of Law.

Professor Kus serves on the Editorial Board of Socio-Economic Review. Her academic publications can be found here.

E-mail: / Twitter: @b_kus_

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