Welcome! Bienvenu.e.s!

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the Université de Montréal writing my dissertation. My primary research interests lie at the intersection of nationalism(s), language, belonging, Quebec studies, ethnicity, and citizenship. More specifically, much of my recent scholarship engages with the negotiations, complexities, and challenges posed by immigration that concern the theory and practice of citizenship in ethnically multicultural liberal societies. It explores how the linguistic and religious contexts immigrants found themselves in have informed their sense of belonging and identity construction in two cities of a multinational state.
I earned my undergraduate degree from the Middle East Technical University, with a major in Sociology. After graduation, I was awarded a scholarship to pursue my M.A. studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. My M.A. research focused on forced migration, collective memory, and urban politics in a neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. I also have a graduate study without a degree in Modern Turkish History from the Boğaziçi University where I was able to develop a particular interest in the late Ottoman period and early modern Turkish history. Although the majority of my current work is on Canada, I maintain an interest in late Ottoman history, modern Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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