Şevket Sefa is PhD candidate at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin with his PhD project titled “The Birth of Life Politics in Turkey. Transformation of Social Policies in Republic of Turkey since 1980s” He studied international relations at Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey. He worked in the EU Coordination Department of Turkey’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and he has his M.A. from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin German Turkish Social Sciences programme. He is interested in governmentality studies, political sociology, poverty studies, contemporary Turkey and social transformations.