2017 - 2019            Postdoctoral researcher in the Horizon 2020 project EU-STRAT - The EU and Eastern                                          Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment at the                                                    University of St Gallen's Center for Governance and Culture in Europe. The focus is on                                          Turkey's foreign policy towards the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. 

 2017 - 2018            Participant in the Global Relations Forum's Young Academics Programme.

                                   Research project: "New Europe and New Turkey"

                                                                      Analysis Paper: Scenarios for the EU's Future and Their Implications for Turkey                                                                     

 2016                         Research project on Alternative Identity Constructions in Contemporary Turkey at                                                Bogazici University Istanbul, funded by the Association for the Study of the Middle East                                      and Africa (ASMEA)

 2007                         Internship at German Marshall Fund Ankara

                                   research and publication on the Kurdish question's regional dimension