I am International Studies Association's James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University as of July, 2017. 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 agenda revolves at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics using observational and experimental data analysis. My primary research interest focuses on the precedents and consequences of both state and violent non-state actors' strategies bridging the micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis. In this regard I examine the impacts of foreign policy choices on public opinion abroad by investigating how domestic politics condition citizens' perception about these policies in the recipient countries. Relatedly, I am also studying violent non-state actors' constituency relations, and the effects of "hearts and minds" strategies. My works have so far appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Political Science Review, and Electoral Studies.