Professor at the Department of International Relations Ege University, Turkey. She got her BA degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her MA and PhD in sociology at Binghamton University in 2006. She received a Fulbright scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year, which she spent at Rutgers University. Her book, The Political Economy of Employment Relations: Alternative Theory and Practice came out in 2016, translated into Turkish as Dayanışma Ekonomileri [Solidarity Economies] and was published in 2018. Her latest work is a monograph on national industrial development in the early republican era in Turkey. Her main research interests focus on political sociology, political economy and labor relations. Her current research focuses on urban solidarity networks as a transformative agent in local economic development and local governance. She has published extensively in Turkish media on universities, academic conduct and academic freedom in Turkey.