2022 - 23                Visiting Researcher at Kadir Has University's Department of International Relations

 2022                        Principal Investigator for the project "Clash of Populisms",

                                    a study of the evolution of populist discourses in Turkey and their impact on

                                    Turkey's domestic politics and international relations

 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