I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Boston University’s Department of Political Science. I received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Sociology from Koç University, Turkey. At Koç University, my research focused on International Political Economy and European Studies. I received a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Northeastern University, where I focused on International Public Policy and European Union studies. At Northeastern University, I worked as a research assistant on a grant-funded project related to immigration, for which I transcribed and analyzed data collected via interviews. 

During my Ph.D. studies at Boston University, I took field exams in Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. I was a teaching fellow for Quantitative Methods I and Data Science for Politics classes, for which I received the Outstanding Teaching Fellow award in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. I co-instructed the European Politics class in the 2021-2022 academic year. During the Summer 2024 semester, I taught Introduction to Comparative Politics class. I am interested in European Union politics, populism, nationalism, gender politics, and quantitative methods. My current research analyzes the European Union’s response to the democratic challenges coming from member states such as Poland and Hungary. I was a visiting researcher at the University of Warsaw in Poland from February 2023 to July 2023, where I completed my fieldwork. My most recent work was published in Nationalities Papers.