Didem Turkoglu

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: didem.turkoglu@nyu.edu
Education: BA Boğaziçi University; MA Boğaziçi University; PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Areas: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Policy Outcomes, Comparative/ Historical, Computational, and Mixed Methods


Didem Türkoğlu is a sociologist whose research interests focus on political sociology, social movements, and studies of social inequalities. She has received her PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. She has compiled a dataset of tuition hike proposals and student protests in advanced industrialized countries and conducted fieldwork in England, Germany, Turkey, and the United States. Currently, she is building another dataset on collective action in contemporary Turkey. She uses comparative/historical, computational, and mixed methods in her research.

In her current book project, she conducts a comparative analysis of higher education policies and the protests against tuition hikes over the last two decades in 34 OECD countries with a special focus on England, Germany, Turkey, and the United States. She highlights the impact of alliances between oppositional groups and parties on policy outcomes.

Research

Book Project: Political Price of a Public Education