Basak Kus is Associate Professor of Government, and Tutor in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University. Her areas of scholarship and teaching include political sociology, political economy, and sociology of law. She is currently completing a book manuscript looking at the evolution of the state-economy relationship in the US as the backdrop to the financial crisis and the political developments that emerged in its aftermath.                                   

Professor Kus completed her PhD in Sociology at UC-Berkeley, and her BA at Bogazici University in Istanbul. Having grown up in Turkey, she constantly misses the Mediterranean, but she is happy to have settled in New England.



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