Basak Kus (Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University.
Her research areas include comparative capitalisms, inequality and redistributive politics, neoliberal reforms, the politics of economic crises, finance and society, debt, the regulatory state, economic development, and Turkish politics.
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, public policy, and research methods at the University College in Dublin.
Courses taught at Wesleyan: Sociology of Markets; Rethinking Capitalism; Political Sociology; Social Mobility, Politics and Morals; Sociological Analysis; Introduction to Sociology