ABOUT ME

I was trained and educated in Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, UK, and the USA. My family background and my perspective on life have canalized me to embrace cosmopolitan values based on the principles of equality, justice. I am broadly interested in social, political, cultural, and legal issues in which human behavior and its diverse implications provide us a complex panaroma and dilemma that needs to be resolved, debated, and sometimes even refuted. I was Impact Fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland in my previous employment. I am currently Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Derby and Visiting Professor at LUMSA University in Italy. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research has a strong interdisciplinary & transdisciplinary background and revolves around diverse subjects in social sciences and humanities. My main research interests primarily lie in sociology, philosophy, anthropology, politics and history.

ACADEMIC POSTS, RECOGNITIONS, AND AFFILIATIONS

Visiting Professor (2019-2020), School of Law, University of LUMSA, Palermo 

Visiting Professor (2018-2019), University of Palermo - Department of Culture and Society 

Habiliation, Associate Professorship Certificate by the Catalan Ministry of Education, Catalonia, (Document no: 0233/1355/2018) (2018)

Visiting Academic (2011) University of Oxford - Department of Sociology 

 

Visiting Scholar (2011) Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Center for Law & Justice 

 

Research Associate, The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

 

Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of LUMSA, Palermo

Senior Research Fellow, (tenured/permanentUniversity of Derby 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

 

Impact Fellow, University of Stirling - Impact Fellow (2013-2015)

EDUCATION

Cagfen Koleji (Private High School)

 

University of Amsterdam - ISHSS Certificate (2006)

 

Bilkent University - BA in Political Science (2007)

 

University of Twente - MSc in Public Administration (2008)

 

University of Camerino - PhD in Law, Politics and Social Sciences (2012)