I am a sociologist working in the fields of migration, education, language, and social and gender inequalities. I have carried out work at Koç University, Istanbul, dealing with the integration of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey. As a Mercator IPC fellow at Sabanci University and recipient of a one-year Koç University Seed Grant, I further explored the role of language instruction in integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey.
My doctoral dissertation at Paris Saclay University (PhD obtained in July 2016) looked at inequalities of access to higher education and mechanisms of action of an internationally funded development program in Lebanon. My work has been published in international and regional academic journals including Gender and Education, Third World Quarterly, Sociological Research Online, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Multilingua. Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication as well as New Perspectives on Turkey, Idafat, Civil Society Review and New Middle East Studies Journal.
I obtained my MSc from the London School of Economics and BS from the American University of Beirut.
Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University
Bankalar Caddesi, No:2 Sabancı University Karaköy Minerva Han 34420 Karaköy Istanbul
Migration Resarch Center, Koç University
Rumeli Feneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer Istanbul