• PhD Indiana University (Bloomington) 2011
  • MA Bilkent University (Ankara-Turkey) 1997
  • BS Middle East Technical University (Ankara-Turkey) 1995

Academic interests

Conflict studies, political violence, protests, repression, and human rights


INTL I100 Introduction to International Studies, POLS Y205 Analyzing Politics, POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations, INTL I300/POLS Y371 Human Rights, POLS Y339 Middle Eastern Politics, INTL I400 Political Violence


Author of journal articles in Extractive Industries and Society, International Interactions, Journal or Peace Research, and Mobilization