Meltem Odabaş

About Meltem Odabaş

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Meltem's areas of interest are work and occupations, social networks, organizations, social movements and collective action, and sociology of culture. 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, Heidi Reynolds-Stenson (in press). Tweeting from Gezi Park: Social Media and Repression Backfire". Social Currents. 

Meltem Odabaş, Thomas J. Holt, and Ronald L. Breiger (in press), "Markets as Governance Environments for Organizations at the Edge of Illegality: Insights from Social Network Analysis:. American Behavioral Scientist.

Meltem Odabaş, Thomas J. Holt, and Ronald L. Breiger (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