Koç University / Boğaziçi University

Çağlar Keyder is the Professor of Sociology at the Koç University and Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, State University of New York in Binghamton and Sabancı University Istanbul Policy Center Senior Fellow. He completed his PhD at Berkeley University, California. He taught at Middle East Technical University until 1982. He was a founding editor of the journal New Perspectives on Turkey, and has served on several editorial boards, including the International Journal of Middle East Studies and Contemporary Sociology. He is a member of the Science Academy in Turkey. He has several publications including “Studies in Social History” (1982), “State and Class in Turkey” (1987), “Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local” (1999), “From the Ottoman Empire to the European Union” (2003), and “The End of Agriculture as We Knew It” (2013).

Among his research areas are political economy, sociology of law, historical sociology of Ottoman Empire/Turkey, agrarian transformations, and urban studies.