Elif Buyukakbas

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PhD student in Sociology

Elif Buyukakbas is a third-year PhD student in Sociology and MS student in Applied Statistics at Northwestern University. Her main research areas include gender and migration research with a range of interests in issues of power and state, violence, and families. She is currently interested in the circulation of political remittances, which describe the multi-directional flow of political ideas and norms between places. She is also interested in the role of different family arrangements and states in upholding structures of power and different gender regimes. She holds a BA in Economics and English from University of California, Berkeley. She is from Istanbul, Turkey.