I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. My research is broadly focused on the relationship between host community members, refugees, and local authorities at the city level. Within these relationships, I particularly focus on how did the use of urban public spaces by host community members change after the arrival of refugees, how do refugees develop livelihood strategies within these urban public spaces, their coping mechanisms, their agency, and reflections of this dynamic at the local authority level in re-shaping and re-framing the policy-making process. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I was working as a Research Assistant at the Migration Research Center at Koc University. I got my MA diploma in International Affairs from the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and my BA diploma in Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.