Teaching and Experience


University of California – Irvine, Instructor and Teaching Assistantship, Starting 09/2017

• Co-instructor for POL SCI 151H Voting & Manipulation (Summer 2021, Summer Session 2)

• TA for POL SCI 130A Game Theory and Politics (Winter 2021, Summer 2022)

• TA for POL SCI 21A Introduction to American Government (Fall 2020)

• TA for SS3A Computational Research in Social Science (Spring 2018 and Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2022)

• TA for POL SCI 151H Voting & Manipulation, (Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Summer 2022).

• TA for ECON 20A Basic Economics Winter 2018.


University of California – Digital Learning Institute Starting 06/2022

• Prepared content for a training program for faculty members to learn more about specifications grading

• Created a pre and post survey in order to test the effectiveness of the training program


UC Irvine Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation 07/2020 – 09/2020

• Attended training sessions on remote learning

• Assisted lecturers to convert their courses to the virtual format required for remote learning

• Consulted lecturers effective remote teaching methods.


Freelance, Quantitative Research 01/2017 – 09/2018

• Worked on multiple quantitative research projects using statistical computer software packages, Stata and R. The research subjects included but were not limited to crime rates in the USA, determinants of healthy lifestyles, product design, pension policies in the United States, environmental impact of carbon tax policies, and the role of incentives in managerial success. Improved personal familiarity with various subjects, enhanced my quantitative analysis skills, strengthened my statistical software package experience.


New York University, Research Assistantship 11/2015 – 05/2017

• Conducted quantitative and qualitative tasks such as literature reviews on the Kurdish question in Turkey, coding and review of 58 countries’ ethnic recognition policies, interviews with 4 scholars, data search and news analysis on a project conducted by Elisabeth King and Cyrus Samii titled Transcending Ethnic Conflict via Ethnic Recognition. Enhanced personal research, improved understanding of a research progress, and strengthened communication skills.


Middle East Technical University, Undergraduate Assistantship 04/2014 – 06/2015

• Reviewed exams and assisted organization of department events such as talks and panels. Helped organized of the Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES), which hosted more than 1500 participants representing institutions and universities from 74 countries running a scientific program with about 400 academic sessions. Improved personal communication, organization, and networking skills.