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. To learn more about me, you can visit my Research, Teaching, and CV pages.