Academic Positions

  • Present 2012

    Assistant Professor

    Binghamton University, Department of Political Science

  • 2012 2010

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Université de Montréal, Dèpartment de Science Politique

  • 1999 1998

    Researcher

    Turkey, TESEV Research Foundation

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2010

    Ph.D. in Political Science

    Penn State University, PA

  • Graduate Program 2003-2005

    Political Science

    Miami University, OH

  • M.A. 2004

    Political Science

    Indiana University, IN

  • B.S.A 1998

    Sociology & International Relations

    Koc University, Istanbul

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2012
    Turkish Euroasia Research Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
    Religion, Politics and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
    Co-PI with Talha Kose and Mesut Ozcan ($100,000)
  • 2011
    Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation of the APSA Comparative Democratization
    EXPLANATION
  • 2009 - 2010
    Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching
    EXPLANATION
  • 2009 - 2010
    Paterno Family Dissertation, and Dissertation Improvement Award
    EXPLANATION
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