I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bogazici University. My research centers on collective action and opinion dynamics. Much of my work is set in the contexts of regimes, and contentious politics, where I combine computational methods (such as, agent-based models, network analysis, and machine learning) and qualitative research to unpack the effect of ideology and ideational beliefs on cooperation. I am particularly interested in adaptations of complexity theory and dynamical systems in social sciences. Copies of my recent articles are available here, and a CV is available here.
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