Hüseyin Yener Erköse received his BA degree International Relations at Koç University, İstanbul in 2000 and his MA in Middle Eastern Studies at University of Leeds in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Turkish History in the Atatürk Institute at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul in 2017. His research engages with sociology of work and rural sociology. Erköse was a team member of the research titled “Analysis of the Procurement Price of Hazelnuts in Turkey”. This project was financed by the Fair Labor Association and conducted in collaboration with Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security and U.S. Department of Labor. Erköse is currently conducting an independent research on the work-life balance of software engineers. He is also part of the IEU team for the ''Decent Work in Green İzmir'' project coordinated by the IEU and the University of Sussex. Erköse has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology, history, and international relations in several universities and published articles in peer-reviewed journals.