Welcome!

I am a Ph.D candidate in Political Science and Social Data Analytics at the Pennsylvania State University. I have previously studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

I study political elites using network theory. Networks enable the study of actors in relation to other actors; who each actor has access to, what the competing factions are, and how centralized the system is. I use Wikidata, a collaborative, machine readable knowledge base, as a source of data on different groups of elite actors.

I am also interested in misinformation and its spread in social media and the preservation of the integrity of data in projects like Wikipedia and Wikidata. I contribute to Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects in my free time. To learn more about me, you can visit my Research, Teaching, and CV pages.