I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  My broad research areas are global sociology, theory, comparative-historical sociology and international political economy  with the following thematic foci:

My research uses quantitative and comparative-historical methods to examine serious challenges facing the world and prospects for social justice in the 21st century.

I received my B.A. degrees in International Relations and Sociology at Koc University, Istanbul. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.  I previously worked as an Assistant Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies and Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Research Scholar at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University.

Currently, I am working on my current book project entitled “Global Waves of Nationalism: Capitalism, Geopolitics and State-Formation in the Longue Duree”. I am also affiliated with Johns Hopkins University as an assistant research scientist and currently co-coordinating research working groups at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies (Global Social Protest research working group and Development research working group).