I am a post-doctoral researcher at Viral Lab. I conduct my research in the field of International Relations (IR) International Political Economy (IPE). During my doctoral studies, I taught IPE at Sabanci University and worked as a teaching assistant for the Law and Ethics course. As well as my academic career, I have worked as a researcher and consultant in a number of global and local think tanks.
My main area of expertise is the foreign aid behavior of non-traditional donors, particularly China, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of my research is to examine how non-traditional donors collaborate with DAC-generated global development policies in Africa or challenge these policies. I use statistical tools primarily to model the behavior of rival donors or competition between donors.
Apart from international relations, I focus on the relationship between violence and political party vote shares in conflict-prone societies. The main empirical pillars of my research include data collection, manipulation, visualization, and analysis. I use STATA, Latex, and a number of Python libraries to perform necessary research operations. As part of my research.
I have been working in Sabanci University’s Viral Lab as a post-doctoral researcher, combining my research on POLS-IR with computational methods. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I adjust my research to new methodological tools, such as social media analysis, extracting and processing textual data
I received my M.A. degree in Philosophy Department/Boğaziçi University, focusing on the social justice theory of F.A.Hayek. I have a B.A. degree from Philosophy Department/Bogazici University.