Mina Kozluca

Mina Kozluca

PhD student in the Department of International Development

Department of International Development

English, Turkish
Key Expertise
Agrarian political economy, Labour migration, Global value chains

About me

Mina Kozluca is a PhD student in the Department of International Development with an interest in agrarian political economy, the political economy of global value chains, and class relations. Her research explores the underlying dynamics and consequences of the adverse incorporation of migrant labour into global value chains with a specific focus on the agricultural sector in Turkey. 

Prior to joining the LSE, Mina worked as a research assistant at the European Research Council Project “The New Politics of Welfare: Towards an ‘Emerging Markets’ Welfare State Regime’”. In 2020-2021, she was a visiting researcher at Koç University Center for Asian Studies (KUASIA).  She continues to act as a supervisor and researcher at the Koç University Belt and Road Initiative Lab. 

Mina holds a BA in International Relations and Sociology from Koç University in Istanbul, and a MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Expertise Details

Agrarian political economy; Rural development; Political economy of global value chains; Capital-labour relations; Rural labour migration; Informality; Labour regimes