Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS
London School of Economics
Tower 1, 9th Floor Clement’s Inn
London WC2A 2AZ
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the LSE IDEAS. My research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, the international relations of the European Union, and the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. I am also a Research Assistant at the LSE International Relations Department.
2016 - PhD in International Relations, LSE
2014 - PGCertHE (Associate Level), LSE
2012 - MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union (Merit), LSE
2011 - BSc in Politics (First Class Honours), University of Bristol
2008 - High School Diploma, Üsküdar American Academy Istanbul
My research at the LSE IDEAS is on Turkish foreign policy and emerging powers. I am a Guest Lecturer for the Foreign Policy Analysis course at the LSE International Relations Department and I work with Professor Chris Alden on Turkey's engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, I was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Centre for International Studies and a Guest Teacher at the LSE European Institute, where I completed my Master's degree.
My doctoral thesis, Turkey's foreign policy cooperation with the European Union during the Arab Spring, 2011-13, focused on Turkish foreign policy decision-making processes vis-à-vis cooperation with the EU during the course of the uprisings in Syria, Libya and Egypt and involved qualitative interviews with policy makers and diplomats in Turkey and the EU. I was a recipient of the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates PhD Award as well as the LSE PhD Studentship.
Understanding Foreign Policy: The Diplomacy of War, Profit, and Justice (LSE 2018, 2017, 2014)
Foreign Policy Analysis (LSE 2017-18, 2013-14)
The International Politics of EU Enlargement (LSE 2017-18)
Africa and Global Transformation: The Rise of Emerging Powers and a New International Order (University of Cape Town 2015)