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Tolga Tören completed his master's degree(s) at Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Development Economics and Economic Growth, and -as a part of Global Labour University (GLU) - at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg / South Africa) Faculty of Humanities, Program of Labor Policy and Globalization (LPG) (2010). He completed his PhD at Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Development Economics and Economic Growth (2012).  Between 2004 - 2008, he served as a member of  organizing committee of the Symposium on Working Class Studies I - II - II- IV by the Centre for Class Researches (TUSAM) in collaboration with the Foundation for Social Researches (SAV). Currently serving as a member of editorial board of Praksis and Katki, referred journals of social sciences in Turkish, Tören has publications and studies on such topics as development studies, labour studies, post Second World War period, capitalist development in Turkey and capitalist development in South Africa. Because of the fact that he is one of the signatories of the petition entitled "We will not be part of this crime" by the Academics for Peace Initiative in January 2016 in Turkey, he conducts his studies at the International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) of the University of Kassel as a scholar at risk