I am a PhD candidate at the UvA under the supervision of Dr. Eftychia Stamkou and Dr. Suzanne Oosterwijk. My research is centered around the social ramifications of art, from micro-level effects of art engagement on social-cognitive abilities and its impact on interpersonal attitudes, to its macro-level implications on sociocultural systems. Currently, I explore if, and how, art engagement can facilitate social-cognitive abilities, and transform social interactions. I am a member of the Amsterdam Arts and Social Sciences (AARTSS) lab led by Dr. Eftychia Stamkou.
Prior to my PhD, I completed my BA degrees double majoring in Psychology and Sociology at Koc University, Turkey (2019) followed by a masters in Cognitive Psychology at the same university (2021).