I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bilkent University, Turkey. I received my PhD in Political Science from University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Bilkent, I was a Mellon Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at the New School for Social Research. My articles appeared in PS: Political Science & Politics, Political Studies, Political Quarterly, Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and Turkish Studies. A chapter I coauthored with Rogers Smith can be found in Political Peoplehood: The Roles of Values, Interests and Identities (Chicago University Press).  My book entitled Collective Memory and National Membership: Identity and Citizenship Models in Turkey and Austria is published by Palgrave.