My interests include analytical and computational 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).
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.