Professor Ayşe Buğra teaches at the Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Bogazici University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the McGill University. Prof. Buğra has co-founded the Social Policy Forum with Prof. Caglar Keyder and serves as the chair of the steering committee. She has worked on topics such as state-businessmen relationships, social policy and poverty, social-policy history of Turkey, working life and labor unions, and female employment, and published various books and articles in journals such as Constellations, Development and Change, Labor Studies Journal, Journal of European Social Policy, South Atlantic Quarterly, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, New Perspectives on Turkey, and Toplum ve Bilim.