I am a Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations, Koç University, Istanbul.  My primary research areas are international relation theory and European studies, with a focus on identity, ontological security, conflict resolution, and citizenship. I teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses on European integration, European foreign policy, and international relations theory.

Most currently, I have published on implications of anxiety and uncertainty in international relations, international hierarchies shaped by global performance indices, historical myths that shape anti-Western discourse in Turkey, and gender performances in Turkish diplomacy. I am the 2009 recipient of Turkish Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Young Scientist Award and the 2014 recipient of Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council’s Incentive Award.