I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Media and Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger in Norway. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis on comparative politics and public policy from the University of Missouri in 2018. My research is concerned with themes relating to empirical democratic theory and public policy, such as the dynamics of issue prioritization among political elites and voters, the factors that encourage constituency-oriented behavior in legislatures, and gender differences in policy preferences. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Journal of European Public Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Policy Studies Journal, and Political Research Quarterly in addition to chapters published or forthcoming in edited volumes. To learn more about my research, please visit my research page or send me an email.
I am also the co-director of the Turkish Policy Agendas Project, part of the larger Comparative Agendas Project, for which I put together content analytic datasets of news media, legislative speeches and budget outlays/appropriations. My book about the dynamics of the policymaking process in Turkey which utilizes these original datasets is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.