Selen Güler (she/they)

Graduate Student
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SAV M293
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B.A., Sociology, Boğaziçi University, 2017
Erasmus+ grantee, Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, 2014
minor, Political Science & International Relations, Boğaziçi University, 2017
M.A., Sociology, University of Washington, 2019

Selen is a student of political economy, culture, and institutions. She primarily uses comparative historical methods, mixed methods, and case studies to operationalize, measure, or understand social change. Selen's dissertation grapples with redistribution in superstar cities, where she explores how institutional contexts, cross-class pro-tax coalitions, and the rhetoric of housing shape what rich people owe to society and the state. In her other work, Selen writes about policies that impact homelessness, situational morality in healthcare, and financial reform.

Selen works at UW-based interdisciplinary Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE), where she conducts participatory action research, program evaluation, and equity consulting to offer evidence-based insights toward systems change. At CERSE, she works with academic change actors funded by the NSF to  revolutionize engineering education. Selen serves on the EDI Committee for Cosmic Explorer.