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Cihan Tuğal is Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley. His first book Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism (Stanford, 2009) studied pro-capitalist Islam and its popularization among the poor. In his second book The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism (Verso 2016), Tuğal analyzed Islamic movements and regimes in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Iran. His third book Caring for the Poor (2017, Routledge) discusses liberalism's uneasy relations with charitable ethics. Tuğal has also published research on American, Turkish, Eastern European, and South and Southeast Asian politics, eco-social dynamics, and social movements in scholarly journals, as well as newspapers and magazines. He is now working on a book on rightwing populist regimes across the non-advanced capitalist world.