I am currently pursuing PhD in Political Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton. My recent work focuses on contentions politics – especially unorganized collective violence and how it spreads across time and space. I employ epidemiological methods, spatial econometrics, and network analysis to explain political phenomena. My latest project maps the diffusion of (cow-related) lynchings across geographical clusters in India  following an epidemic pattern.

I am an Istanbul Şehir University alumnus where I studied Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. I also spent an exchange semester at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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