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 University of Missouri. I have also been a visiting researcher at University of Texas, at Austin.
My research is concerned with themes relating to legislative studies, gender and politics, and inequalities, such as the dynamics of issue prioritization at both the mass- and elite-level, representation of group interests, legislative careers, and the challenges facing women in politics. 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. My first book, Political Stability, Democracy and Agenda Dynamics in Turkey, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.