I am an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. I received my PhD from the School of Communication at the Ohio State University. Before attending OSU, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
My research centers upon the social-psychological determinants of online political activities. Specifically, I investigate how individuals interact with contextual dynamics that influence their biased interpretations about, and responses to, activism-related risks. In my work, I adopt a quantitative approach using survey methodology, experiments and social network analysis.
My work thus far has appeared in Human Communication Research, Oxford Handbook of New Social Movements, International Journal of Communication, Social Science Quarterly as well as reports featured at the Center for Global Communication Studies at Annenberg School for Communication.