Dr. Evren M. Dinçer works as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Turkey's Abdullah Gül University, Kayseri. He holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Modern Turkish History, both from Boğaziçi University. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 2016 with a dissertation on the radical restructuring of the auto industry in the U.S. after the 2008 financial crisis. He continues his work on the auto industry and global political economy with a specific focus on electrification, a trend and force already transforming the industry at a global scale with highly varied regional and national manifestations. He also works on economic development in non-metropolitan Turkey (particularly the role of higher education) and the political economy of the youth.