I am a postdoctoral fellow of International Studies Association James N. Rosenau Fellowship, and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Mershon Center for International Security Studies for 2017-2018. I received my Ph.D. (2017) and M.A. (2015) in Political Science from Binghamton University, SUNY. I got my B.A. (2012) in Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.
My research revolves at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, and bridges macro, meso, and micro levels of analysis. As part of my primary research interest I examine the impacts of state and violent non-state actors' strategies on their audiences by employing quantitative and experimental methodology. In regard to state actors, examine the effects of foreign policies on public opinion abroad by focusing on how domestic politics condition citizens' perceptions about these policies in the recipient countries. I am also studying violent non-state actors' constituency relations, and the effectiveness of "hearts and minds" strategies. My works have so far appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, International Political Science Review, and Electoral Studies.