Education
  • PhD. in Social and Political Sciences - Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Belgium, 2012

Dissertation: “Community Structure and Ethnocentrism. A Multilevel Approach: A Case Study of Flanders (Belgium)”

  • M.Sc. in Statistics - Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Belgium, 2012

Thesis: “A Real-Life Application of Multilevel Analysis: Diversity, Perception and Ethnocentrism in Belgian Communities”

  • B.Sc. in Statistics - Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, 2005

Academic Experience

10.2020- 01.2021.    Utrecht University (Utrecht/Netherlands) Department of Information and Computing Sciences

Visiting Professor

04.2019- Present.    Free University of Brussels (Brussels/Belgium) Interface Demography, Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor, Research Coordinator, Pre-doctoral Trajectory Coordinator

04.2019- Present.    University of Leuven (Leuven/Belgium) HIVA - Research Group Social and Economic Policy and Social Inclusion

Senior Research Affiliate

10.2016- Present     European Commission (Brussels/Belgium)

External Expert/Evaluator

07.2015- 03.2019.    University of Leuven (Leuven/Belgium) HIVA - Research Group Social and Economic Policy and Social Inclusion

Senior Research Fellow

08.2015- 12.2016     KIC Inno Energy Benelux (Genk/Belgium, Eindhoven/Netherlands)

Education Manager

02.2014-06.2015.    Bahçeşehir University (Istanbul/Turkey) Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Lecturer / Senior Researcher

09.2013-01.2014     Okan University (Istanbul/Turkey) Faculty of Economics and Adm. Sciences

Assistant Professor

06.2012-09.2012     University of Leuven (Leuven/Belgium) Research Center of Public Economics

Post Doc Researcher

05.2007-05.2012     University of Leuven (Leuven/Belgium) Institute of Political Research

Research Fellow

09.2005-06.2009     Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Germany)

Statistical Analyst / Statistical Consultant (01.2008-06.2009)

Language Skills:

English, Dutch, Turkish.

Selected Professional Activities


• Global Human Movement, University of Cambridge. Associate member.
• European AI Alliance, European Commission. Associate member.
• IMISCOE. Associate member of the SC Methodological Approaches and Tools in Migration Research.

• International Sociological Association. Member.
• European Sociological Association. Member.