At the department she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on introduction to political science, comparative politics, political ideologies, global migration and European identity. She completed her PhD in 2012 at the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University. In her PhD dissertation she analysed the irregular migration policies of Greece, Spain and Turkey from a comparative perspective. Her research interests and related publications include politics of state with regard to international migration, categories of migration, the intersection between precarity and migration, and civil society activism on matters of migration. She is carrying out the field research of the project “Cartographies of hospitality” in Istanbul.