I'm a researcher and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bilkent University in Turkey. I've recently been honored with a Fellowship at the College of Life Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and elected to an organization called AGYA, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities. You can visit my AGYA profile here.

Before moving to Turkey and Germany, I completed my Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, where I worked with Dr. David M. Buss. My areas of specialization are evolutionary psychology and cognitive psychology, with a secondary Ph.D. concentration in applied statistical modeling. I have three main programs of research: (a) the study of emotion,  (b) personality and individual differences,  and (c) human mating. I conduct cross-cultural studies on these topics along with a network of collaborators and friends.

I joined the Buss Lab at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009 after completing my undergraduate studies as a Merit Scholar at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where my concentrations were in psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science. 

I see great value in having a certain degree of breadth in research, reading, and thinking. Please contact me if you're interested in any of these topics, have new proposals, or would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration.    

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