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Tuba Agartan

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Howley Hall 205


Ph.D. - Sociology Binghamton University, State University of New York

Area(s) of Expertise:

Sociology of Health and Illness, Health Care Reform, Comparative Health Policy & Global Health

Awards and Honors:

Summer Scholars Award - School of Professional Studies
Committee on Aid to Faculty Research Grant - Providence College
Doctoral Dissertation Award - Binghamton University
Award of Appreciation for Contributions to Global Public Policy Course - Central European University
Summer Research Grant - Fernand Braudel Center, Research Grant for Waves of Anti-Systemic Movements Research Working Group

Selected Publications:

Wendt, Claus., Agartan, Tuba., Kaminska, Monika-Ewa. (2013). Social Health Insurance without Corporate Actors: Patterns of self-regulation in Germany, Poland and Turkey . Social Science and Medicine, 86 , 88-95.

Agartan, Tuba. (2012). Marketization and Universalism: Crafting the Right Balance in the Turkish Health Care System. Current Sociology, 60 (4), 456-471.

Agartan, Tuba. (2012). Gender and Health Sector Reform: Policies, Actions and Effects. IB Tauris, Eds. Adem Yavuz Elveren and Saniye Dedeoglu .

Agartan, Tuba., Choi, Woo-Young., Huynh, Tu. (2007). 1760-1848: The Transformation of the Capitalist World. Paradigm Publishers,

Agartan, Tuba. (2007). Epidemic of Health Care Reforms. Iletisim Publishing,

Recent Presentations:

Agartan, Tuba., International Congress of Europeanists, Washington, DC, "Paper: Examining Large Scale Policy Change in the Turkish Health Care System: Symbols, Myths, and the New Ways of Framing the Reform Initiatives". March, 2014.

Agartan, Tuba., Twentieth International Conference of Europeanists , Council for European Studies, "Transnational Social Learning As a Driver of Health Policy Reform in Turkey". June, 2013.

Agartan, Tuba., Workshop for the forthcoming book New State Spaces – Economic and Political Geographies of Turkey, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, "New State Spaces: Granting Autonomy to Public Hospitals". June, 2013.

Agartan, Tuba., International Sociological Association: Welfare States Facing Global Turbulence, Ageing and Migration; Rising to the Occasion, Coping or Adjusting Downwards?, International Sociological Association: Welfare States Facing Global Turbulence, Ageing and Migration; Rising to the Occasion, Coping or Adjusting Downwards?, Oslo, Norway, "Politics of Health Care in Turkey; The marketization of post-socialist health care system: A case study of public hospital reform in Guangzhou City, China.". August, 2012.

Agartan, Tuba., Annual Meeting of Research Committee 19 on Poverty, Social Welfare, Social Policy, International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 19, Oslo, Norway, "Politics of Health Care Reform in Turkey". August, 2012.

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