Ayca Zayim (2016-2017)

Ayca Zayim completed her dissertation at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. It was entitled, “How Financial Power Really Works: Central Banks and Global Finance in South Africa and Turkey.”

Since 2018, Ayca has been an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mount Holyoke College. She has published “Inside the Black Box: Credibility and the Situational Power of Central Banks” in Socio-Economic Review and “Building Confidence ‘on the Ground’” in The Political Economy of Central Banking in Emerging Economies (by Routledge).

Her article entitled “Central Banks and the Need to Cultivate Credibility” has recently been accepted for publication in Contexts. She has presented numerous papers at conferences including the Americal Sociological Association and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Additionally, she was part of a workshop on “New Perspectives on the Structural Power of Finance” held at the London School of Economics in December 2019 and she participated in “The Great Transformation at 75” — a conference bringing together engaged scholars and intellectuals at Bennington College in 2019.

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