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
10.2020- 01.2021. Utrecht University (Utrecht/Netherlands) Department of Information and Computing Sciences
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)
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)
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
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
09.2005-06.2009 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Germany)
Statistical Analyst / Statistical Consultant (01.2008-06.2009)
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.