Basak Kus (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Wesleyan, she held postdoctoral appointments at Princeton’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and Yale’s MacMillan Center for International Studies. Between 2010 and 2012 she lived in Ireland, and taught political economy, comparative politics, and public policy at the University College in Dublin.
Professor Kus was born and raised in Turkey. She obtained her BA in Management from Bogazici University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.
Research areas: Comparative Capitalisms; Inequality and Redistributive Politics; Financialization; Credit Markets; Indebtedness; Politics of Market Regulation; Economic Crises and Policy Change; Welfare Reform; Labor Movements; Political Economy of Turkey
Teaching areas: Sociology of Markets; Comparative Political Economy; Political Sociology; Research Methods; Social Mobility and Inequality; Public Policy.
* Professor Kus is spending the 2015-2016 Academic Year as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale University.