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I am a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at Binghamton University (SUNY). I got my BA degree on Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. I am currently a visiting scholar at Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University.
I am specializing in International Relations with a focus on Foreign Policy and Conflict Processes. My research interest revolves around the causes and consequences of non-violent strategies of both state and non-state actors, and public reaction in return. My dissertation topic specifically concerns the impacts of foreign policies on public opinion abroad, and investigates how domestic politics condition citizens' perception about these policies in the recipient countries.
I am also studying violent non-state actors' constituency relations, and the effects of "hearts and minds" strategies. Additionally, as part of my region-specific interest, I have been working on projects focusing on elections, and judicial politics in Turkey. I have so far published in Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Political Science Review, and Electoral Studies.