Mustafa Yavas will be a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Sciences Division at New York University Abu Dhabi

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September 1, 2020

Mustafa Yavas will be a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Sciences Division at New York University Abu Dhabi, beginning Fall 2020. His research interests center on economic and political sociology with strong interests in inequality, sociology of work, social movements, and social networks. His dissertation, “White-Collar Blues? The Making of the Transnational Middle Class in Turkey,” examines the intertwined processes of globalization and class formation, with a particular focus on the experienced quality of work life of Turkish business professionals and managers in Istanbul and New York City. During his postdoc, he will continue working on middle classes and alienation, and embark upon his next major project that aims to illuminate the role of media in the rise of authoritarianism in Turkey via mapping the field of political opinion and its change over time by combining computational text analysis with social networks