I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I received my BSc in Sociology and MSc in Political Science from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. I completed my PhD at the Sociology Department of the University of Kent.
To date, my interest led me to three lines of research:
- dissemination and impacts of conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism;
- influence of Emile Durkheim’s theory on Turkish nationalism;
- teaching sociology by using cartoons.
I have published my work on conspiracy rhetoric in various academic journals including The British Journal of Sociology. On anti-Semitism, I published a book by Palgrave MacMillan, Online Anti-Semitism in Turkey and various journal articles.
Political communication, conspiracy theories, Turkish politics, ethnic and religious hostility.