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As of 1 August 2022, Erkan Gunes joined Political Sociology (PolSoc) as postdoc.

New Postdoc: Erkan Gunes

As of 1 August 2022, Erkan Gunes joined Political Sociology (PolSoc) as postdoc. Erkan will be teaching Social Data Science courses.

Last modified: 10.08.2022

I hold a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. I received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Sabanci University, and a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul Sehir University.

My PhD dissertation research focused on how financial markets react to policy issue attention dynamics. During my PhD training at the University of Colorado Boulder, I had the opportunity to design and teach online and in-person political science courses. I taught courses on global development, comparative politics, and political violence.  

My current research focuses on topics including political economy of financial markets, state-business relations in authoritarian regimes, policy agenda dynamics and computational social science. My main research project at Aalborg University will focus on the effects of exposure to online investor communities on participants’ political preferences. This project will involve obtaining text data from social media platforms such as Twitter and Reddit and using automated text analysis techniques to extract information about the political content of discussions on those platforms. My position at Aalborg University will also involve teaching Social Data Science courses.

I also do photography. I love capturing images of landscapes, wildlife, and urban architecture.

Contact:

Fibigerstræde 1, room 32
9220 Aalborg East

Email: ergu@dps.aau.dk
Tel.: +45 9940 2339

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