Selen Güler (she/they)

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

Selen is a student of political economy, culture, and institutions. For her dissertation project, Selen is conducting interviews with key informants and analyzing new types of archival evidence like city council meeting videos to understand subnational state formation, with a focus on tax policy. This research grapples with tax politics in superstar cities. Selen is exploring how institutional contexts, shifting coalitions, and the rhetoric of housing relate to tax reform.

Selen works at UW-based interdisciplinary Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE), doing participatory action research and program evaluation. She serves on the EDI Committee for Cosmic Explorer.