I'm Assistant Professor of Urbanization and Environmental Problems in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey. My research and teaching focus on sustainability studies, urban infrastructures, political ecology, and bioeconomies.
I completed my doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies Program at York University, Canada (2017). My dissertation investigated the potentiation of algae as sustainable resource for bioenergy economies through a multi-sited ethnographic research conducted in the United States and Turkey. I was also a visiting researcher in the Anthropology Department at the MIT in 2013-2014, and a research fellow in the Sociology Department at Koç University under the TÜBİTAK Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme fellowship programme in 2016-2017. As the founding member of IstanbuLab (Science, Technology, and Society Research Platform in Turkey), I actively collaborate with STS scholars in a number of research projects related to social and cultural studies of science as well as co-curating STS Talks public event series to support the democratization of science in Turkey. Since September 2019, I am a council member in the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). I am also a member of the incoming editorial team for Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.
My recent research project focus on the disaster governance and scientific cultures in Turkey. I am also a member of the design group for the Transnational Disaster STS COVID-19 Project, jointly run by Transnational STS Network.