I recently completed my PhD in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. I currently live in Ottawa with my wife Sebnem and our daughters, Nevra and Rana. I have backpacked through 34 countries, where I have acted in an Indian soap opera (unfortunately my scene was ultimately cut), wondered around Palmyra (in 2009, before the Syrian civil war), and cycled around Angkor Wat. When not spending time with family or writing research articles, I cycle and play volleyball as much as I can.

Political Science, U of Toronto