Meltem Odabaş

About Meltem Odabaş

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Meltem is a fifth-year Ph.D. student, and her areas of interest are work and occupations, social networks, social capital, economic sociology, social movements and collective action. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey). Her recent works focus on the economic formation of retail markets, the economic and social formation of online communication networks, and social movement reaction to repressive measures.


Selected Publications

Meltem Odabaş, Thomas J. Holt, and Ronald L. Breiger (forthcoming, October 2017), “Governance in Online Illicit Stolen Data Markets” in Jens Beckert and Matias Dewey (eds.), The Architecture of Illegal Markets, Oxford University Press.

Meltem Odabaş and Fikret Adaman (2014) “Engaging with Social Networks: The Bourdieu-Becker Encounter Revisited”, Forum for Social Economics , DOI:10.1080/07360932.2014.970568

Fikret Adaman and Meltem Odabaş (2014) “Furthering the Link between Social Capital and Corruption” In John Davis and Asimina Christoforou (eds.) Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity, London: Routledge.

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Contact Information

Meltem Odabaş
Ph.D. Candidate
Office: Social Sciences 430

Courses Taught

Sociology of Education; Social Movements and Activism; Introduction to Sociology