Assistant Professor Başak Taraktaş – Boğaziçi University
Date&Time: 27.12.2019, Friday, 12.30
Başak Taraktaş is an assistant professor of Political Science at Boğaziçi University. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Prior to coming to Boğaziçi, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University and as a research analyst at an international consultancy firm. Her research interests include regimes, contentious politics, collective action, as well as Ottoman and Western European politics. Methodologically, she’s specialized in network analysis, agent-based modeling, mixed methods, and historical analysis. Her work has been published in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Contemporary European Studies, and Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Her co-authored chapter, When Does Repression Trigger Mass Protest? The 2013 Gezi Protests, was acknowledged by Cornell University with the 2015 Sidney Tarrow Best Article Prize for a paper written by a graduate student in the field of contentious politics or in European politics, sociology or history.