Research

My research interests include gender equality and gender mainstreaming, EU social law / policy, comparative welfare regime analysis, new modes of governance, rights-based approaches to development and EU-Turkey relations.
I have been working in EU-funded research and capacity-building projects since 2006. These projects focused on the promotion of civil society dialogue between the EU and Turkey, comparative research on Europe, social and regional policies in Turkey’s EU accession process, and regional development challenges.