I hold a PhD in political science from Emory University (Summer 2019) and will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University from the 2019/2020 academic year. My areas of interest are international relations and empirical implications of theoretical models (EITM). Particularly, I study how international politics are shaped by states’ domestic politics. In my dissertation, I theoretically and empirically explore when citizens politically punish their leader’s bargaining decisions and when this punishment dissuades the leader from reneging on public commitments in international settings.

I received Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard University in 2009 and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006.