Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Division of History and Social Sciences
Yalçın Özkan is a qualitative sociologist, and he specializes in the fields of culture, law and society, economic and political sociology with an empirical focus on contemporary Turkey. His book project concerns the extraordinary frequency of work-related deaths in Turkey by calling attention to the law's part in this hazardous regime. His account contributes to the debate about the moral logics and limits of monetary restitution, and over the capacity of the disadvantaged to claim social justice through the law. This project has received support from the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. His previous work, "Bringing 'A Different Femininity:' Immigrant Women from Bulgaria and Local Co-workers on a Factory Floor in Turkey," published at Qualitative Sociology. He is also a co-editor of Trajectories of Female Employment in the Mediterranean (Palgrave Macmillan), with Ayşe Buğra. Yalçın completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at UMass Amherst. At Reed, he teaches Introduction to Sociology, Law and Society, and Power, Hegemony, and Resistance.