I am an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey. I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and my Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, NY, USA.
My main fields of study are comparative political behavior and political psychology. My substantive research interests include religiosity, values, attitudes towards democracy, and preferences for redistribution and social welfare. I am also interested in political culture and societal values and their effects on individual behavior. My work has appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and International Journal of Public Opinion Research. I am also winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences 2015 Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award (GEBIP) and Science Academy‘s Young Scientist Award 2016.
See my Research Page for a full list of my publications, and this link for a brief summary of my current research agenda. A summary of our recent research on religion and attitudes towards immigration may be found here and a commentary based on these findings could be found in this link.
Syllabi, course materials and lecture notes of the courses that I currently teach can be found in my Teaching Page.