Professor of Sociology
Yildiz Atasoy is also an Associate Member in the Latin American Studies Program. Her research interests include global political economy, political sociology, state restructuring, social change and development, political economy of agrifood systems, neoliberal urbanism; genealogies of citizenship, gender relations, and Islamic politics. Her primary area of research deals with long-term historical changes in the world economy and the social, political, and economic dynamics that underlie them. Her current research is a comparative analysis of the supermarketization of global agrifood systems with a substantive focus on the shifting relations of food provisioning in Turkey and Brazil. She is also researching urban entrepreneurialism, the creation and expansion of financial markets for housing and spatial planning, and the redistributive impact of social policy on housing in Turkey.