I am a computational sociologist currently enrolled in Sociology and Social Data Analytics (STEM) program at The Pennsylvania State University, where I work with Daniel Dellaposta and David Baker.

My primary interests include analytical sociology, social complexity, networks, social cognition, and collective behavior. I use agent-based modeling, epidemiological methods, spatial econometrics, and network analysis, among other techniques, to understand how things (ideas, norms, behaviors, innovations, products, etc.) spread.

My ongoing work is on the diffusion of collective violence (lynchings and riots) in India using original datasets.

My secondary interests include sociology of knowledge (and by extension, science), and I am currently working with international team of collaborators (Penn State, Uni Luxembourg, Taipei Tech) on ‘scientization of society’.

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.

I was previously a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton (where I also taught two original courses). I gradually became interested in collective behavior and decided to switch to Sociology. I am also a member of Institutions and Policy Response to COVID-19 Lab led by Olga Shvetsova (my former adviser).

My collaborative work has appeared in Nature Scientific Data, Canadian Public Policy, Frontiers in Political Science, and Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.

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