I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Media and Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger, 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 American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of European Public Policy, International Political Science Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Policy Studies Journal, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and elsewhere.
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 was recently published with Palgrave Macmillan.