I received postgraduate degrees from King’s College London and from Dokuz Eylul University in 2003. I obtained my doctoral degree from Dokuz Eylul University in 2011 based on my dissertation comparing the development of the concept of intellectuals in Europe and in Ottoman State/Turkey. Since July 2018, I am been affiliated with the Department of History, University of Guelph. My research areas are the History of the Middle East, Displaced Scholars, Turkish History, Intellectual History and the Transformation from Ottoman Empire to Modern Middle East and Turkey. I received the Chevening Scholarship for the academic year of 1999-2000, and was a MESA Global Academy Fellow for the academic year 2021-2022. I am the newly appointed editor of H-TURK.