I hold two BA degrees in Economics and International Relations from Izmir University of Economics. I completed my MA in political science at Marshall University (USA) in 2009. I got my PhD from University of Utah (USA) in 2015. I was a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University during the 2022-23 academic year. I taught courses on human rights at the Ohio State University. My research focuses on ethnicity, nationalism and security studies within a comparative perspective. My primary geographical focus is on the Kurdish Middle East and Turkey. You can access my publications via my Academia page: