After three years of field research in Germany and the Netherlands, she wrote her dissertation on the radicalization of the Turkish Islamist movement Milli Gorus in Western Europe.
She was also an adjunct professor at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University. She has taught courses on Islamist movements in Western Europe, Turkey, world politics, and the Middle East.
She has written extensively on Turkey-U.S. relations, Turkish domestic politics, and foreign policy and the Kurdish issue. She is a frequent media commentator.
B.A. at Middle East Technical University; M.A. at Florida International University; Ph.D. at Florida International University
Issues of Expertise
Political Islam, Islamist Movements, Immigration, Ethnic and Religious Identity Formation, Role of Identity in Foreign Policy making, Social Movements and their Radicalization Process, Muslim Populations in Western Europe
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