Cihan Tuğal is a Professor in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley. He studies three interlocking dynamics: 1) capitalism’s generation and destruction of communities, livelihoods, and places; 2) the implosion of representative democracy; 3) the crisis of liberal ethics. His ongoing research focuses on global populism, the radical right, and neoliberalism. He has also initiated a team project to study the ecological crisis of capitalism, with special emphasis on the role of labor and community struggles in developing sustainable energy.

Putin’s Invasion: Imperialism after the epoch of Lenin and Wilson