I am a computational sociologist currently enrolled in Sociology and Social Data Analytics (STEM) PhD program at The Pennsylvania State University, where I work with Daniel Dellaposta and David Baker. I use qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods (e.g., agent-based modeling, epidemiological methods, spatial econometrics, machine learning, natural language processing and network analysis, among other techniques) to understand collective behavior (ongoing projects).

My MA thesis (under preparation for publication) on the diffusion of lynchings in India has received Huber-Form MA Thesis Award from the Pennsylvania State University, and Robert F. Dentler Student Practitioner Award from the American Sociological Association’s  Public Sociology and Sociological Practice section.

My dissertation project deals broadly with the production and consumption of cultural products (i.e., music, movies, novels, video games, etc.).

I am an alumnus of Istanbul Şehir University (RIP), where I studied Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. I have also spent an exchange semester at the University of Bamberg, Germany. I have an MA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton (where I received a Dissertation Year Award and taught two original courses).

My work has appeared in Nature Scientific Data, Canadian Public Policy, Frontiers in Political Science, and Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, and has been featured in U.S.News, Haaretz, The Conversation, EurekAlert!, Cosmos Magazine, Phys.org, and other media outlets.


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