I am Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the International Relations Department at Koç University, Istanbul. I am spending the 2015-2016 academic year at the National University of Singapore as Postdoctoral Fellow of Global Studies. I received my PhD in Government from Cornell University in 2013.

My research is located at the intersection of the history of Western political thought, classical and critical political economy, history of capitalism, and imperial studies. I am currently working on a book manuscript, currently under review at Oxford University Press. Entitled "Empire of Liberty: Locke, Burke, Wakefield and the Dilemmas of Colonial Capitalism," the book investigates the impact of colonial economic relations on the formation of liberal political thought in early-modern Britain. 

My research has been published or is forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, The Review of Politics, Polity, New Political Economy,  and Rural Sociology.

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