I am an Associate Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University, Istanbul. I received my PhD at the University of London, Birkbeck College. Before joining Sabancı University, I was a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University and a visiting researcher at Leiden University. My research explores the social history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey, focusing on Greek communities, social networks, modernization of institutions, and urbanization. I am the author of Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Study of Communal Relations in Anatolia (Routledge, 2013) and various articles in journals such as Turkish Historical Review, International Journal of Turkish Studies, and Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. I am currently working on two projects. One of these projects continues my research on urbanization and modern institutionalization and traces the transformation of property practices in late Ottoman Istanbul with a focus on communal property ownership in Beyoğlu, Tarlabaşı and Tatavla neighbourhoods. The other project examines the intersection of global trade networks and the urbanization of Istanbul through commercial buildings (hans) in the Galata port in the late Ottoman and early republican periods, which resulted in a digital exhibition, co-curated with Sadettin Fidan: The “Han”s of Galata (2022)