Yagmur Karakaya

Yagmur Karakaya joins Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Karakaya’s research interests are comparative-historical sociology, political sociology, cognitive and emotional sociology, cultural sociology, qualitative methods and collective memory with a regional focus on Turkey. Specifically, Yagmur studies nostalgia as a collective force, highlighting its central place within both populist political discourse and popular culture. Yagmur received the PhD from the University of Minnesota Sociology Department.