Welcome! I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Minnesota with a specialization in comparative politics and political methodology. My research broadly focuses on government-business relations in authoritarian regimes as well as cronyism and corruption. Regionally, I am interested in Turkey, the Middle East, and Eastern and Central Europe.


Office Hours - Fall 2022

(in-person at 737 Social Sciences Building)

FOR POL/AFRO 4478W: Tuesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

FOR POL 4887: Tuesdays 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Educational Background & Specialties
Open Close

Educational Background

  • MA: Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2019-2022
  • MA: International Relations, Koc University, 2017-2019
  • BA (Double Major): Political Science & International Relations and Sociology, Bogazici University, 2012-2017


  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Government-Business Relations in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Corruption, Clientelism and Accountability
  • Wealth Inequality