I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I study resistance to democratic erosion, political polarization, and the rule of law, with a focus on Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.
I am the co-editor (with Thomas Carothers) of Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization (Brookings Institution Press, 2019). My work has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for American Progress, Foreign Affairs, the German Marshall Fund, the Istanbul Policy Center, and the Washington Post.
At Harvard, I am an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and an affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Prior to graduate school, I was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a research fellow at Sabancı University's Istanbul Policy Center.
Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization (co-edited with Thomas Carothers). Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2019.
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