My research and professional work focuses on peacebuilding, conflict resolution and dynamics of political violence. My research has been published in academic journals, and I have extensive experience working in the US and Turkey. I have also conducted field research in conflict zones such as Egypt, Southern and Southeastern Turkey. I held fellowships at Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation, Brandeis University’s Coexistence Program, US State Department’s Fulbright Fellowship Program and received numerous small and medium-sized grants and awards for my research project. I worked in prestigious institutions such as The Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., Conflict Dynamics International and Koc University. I received my BA from Istanbul University and MA from Brandeis University. I speak Turkish, English, Arabic and  am conversational in German