Research

My reasearch interests include the cultural and intellectual history of Turkish-EEC/EU relations, the history of European Integration, national planning, and the vagaries of Turkish nationalism and Westernization in the 20th century.

I am currently working on my first book, Joining Europe: Civilization and Nationalism in Turkish-EEC Relations, which details the existential grip that Turkey's membership bid to the Common Market had on the Turkish social-imaginary.