Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen (beginning August 1, 2019)
Visiting Faculty in International Studies
Dr. Bozkurt-Gungen holds a PhD in political science from the Middle East Technical University. Before coming to SFU she was a visiting assistant professor at York University where she taught courses in Departments of Political Science and Social Science. Dr. Bozkurt-Gungen was hosted as a Jean Monnet scholar in the School of Politics and IR at the University of Nottingham in 2011. Her research lies at the intersection of labour studies and comparative political economy. She has worked extensively on the transformation of labour markets and forms of state involvement in labour relations in Turkey and Argentina. Her academic interest extends to social movements, political regime transformations as well as the perennial questions of social policy and political economy. Her current research addresses the links between authoritarian forms of governance; relations of production and social reproduction; and limits to and prospects for collective, democratic empowerment in the Global South. Dr. Bozkurt-Gungen has articles published in academic journals such as South European Society and Politics and Journal of International Relations & Development.