Bilkent University Assistant Professor
I am a Research Associate at the ROCCA Lab at Vanderbilt University and an Assistant Professor in the International Relations Department, Bilkent University. I have received my Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford. Before becoming a professor, I held research fellowships at Yale University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, among others.
My research interests lie at the intersection of International Relations Theory, International Security, and Nuclear Politics. My work examines the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation, with particular emphasis on the evolution of nuclear trade (licit and illicit), questions of grand strategy and nuclear alliances, and contagion effects in nuclear behavior. My research at ROCCA includes a joint project with Professors Andrew Coe and Bradley Smith dealing with the effectiveness of the nonproliferation regime, a second project focusing on strategies of extended nuclear deterrence, and a third project studying the interaction of supply and demand in the nuclear market.
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