I am a sociologist working on online/offline diffusion and impacts of knowledge from different angles.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Currently, I am a William Golding Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
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
Position held at the OII:
- Research Associate, March 2018 –