Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey. After graduating from Marmara University, Istanbul with a BA in Public Administration, I obtained a DEA in International Relations from Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and a PhD degree in Public and International Affairs from Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Previously I also taught at Northeastern University, Boston and at Koç University, Istanbul. My major areas of research are security studies, threat perceptions, civil/military relations and human security. I also study international relations through art and artworks such as cartoons, movies and music and uses them in my teaching as well.