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Asli Cansunar

Assistant Professor
Prof. Asli Cansunar

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GWN 115
Office Hours: 
T 2:00-4:00pm & By Appointment


PH.D., Political Science, Duke University, 2018
M.A., Economics, Duke University, 2014.
B.A., Economics, Koç University, 2012.
B.S., Mathematics, Koç University, 2012.
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Asli Cansunar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. Before joining the University of Washington, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (2018) and an MA in Economics (2014) from Duke University. 
Her research lies at the intersection of comparative political economy, comparative politics, and economic history, focusing on the political consequences of economic inequality. In particular, she works on the rich’s preferences on redistributive and tax policies. She also investigates the distributive impact of these preferences. She combines formal modeling with laboratory experiments, survey experiments, geospatial analysis, and archival research. Most of her research is concentrated in advanced industrialized countries and the Middle East. In addition, she teaches courses on economic inequality, political methodology, politics of the Middle East, and geospatial analysis.


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