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. 


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.





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

Senior Research Fellow, (tenured/permanentUniversity of Derby 



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

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


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

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

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


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


TSAS, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (Senior Research Affiliate)

Royal Society of Arts (Fellow)

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) (Member)

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (Associate Researcher) 

ECPR - Standing Group on Organised Crime (Steering Committee Member)

Academics Stand against Poverty (Member)

Council for the Defence of British Universities: CDBU (Member)




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)