About Me

I am a post-doctoral researcher at Viral Lab, Sabanci University. I conduct my research in the field of International Relations (IR) and 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 political economy of non-traditional donors, particularly China, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. 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 methodological 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. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at Sabanci University’s Viral Lab, combining my POLS-IR research with computational methods.

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.