I am an incoming Associate Professor of Sociology at Ritsumeikan University's College of Global Liberal Arts and a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Yale University. I am also a Fellow in International Security at the Belfer Center of Harvard Kennedy School. My research and teaching interests are in politics, ideologies, social theory, and comparative-historical social science with a strong and interdisciplinary focus on the historical roots and outcomes of revolutionary processes and political conflict.
Before coming to Yale, I pursued a master's degree in Political Science at Sabanci University, and received my bachelor's in Computer Engineering at Bogazici University.
I was lucky to be born in the greatest city in the world, Istanbul, where I spent most of my life. I have also lived for various periods in Dalarna, Sweden; London, UK; Berlin, Germany; and Boston and Providence, US.
* Header photo by Yesim Erdem