• Welcome to my personal webpage! I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science and Social Data Analytics at the Pennsylvania State University. I am advised by Bruce Desmarais.

    I have previously studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

    I study (authoritarian) ruling coalitions using network theory, and their implications for long-term regime outcomes like personalization of dictatorships, accountability, governance, and policy.

    I am also interested in text data, specifically, Arabic text data for NLP tasks like entity-recognition. Relatedly, I have a regional interest in the Arab world.


oxy4 _at_ psu.edu -OR- @omerfyalcin