Sociology PhD Student, B.Sc in Physics
I am a Sociology Ph.D. student studying social movements, with a particular focus on Iran. My research employs both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
My research interests revolve around the examination of how social movements attract media attention, express themselves through artistic means, and gain support. To explore these dynamics, I draw from a multidisciplinary framework, incorporating insights from social movements theory, world-society theory, media studies, and cultural sociology. While answering my research questions I employ a mixed-method research technique that combines computational tools such as natural language processing and network science with qualitative methods.
Prior to joining Stony Brook University, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, complemented by a minor in sociology. During my undergraduate studies, my academic focus centered on simulating collective behavior using CUDA-accelerated agent-based simulation models.
My research interests lies in the intersection of social movements and media studies. I am interested in understanding how and why social movements gain attention and what is the effect of this attention on the trajectory of their movement. My specific area of focus centers on social movements within Iran, and I integrate perspectives from world-society and world-systems theories to understand the global dimensions of these movements.
Awards and Scholarships
High Honor Student at the Physics Department. (Spring 2018-Spring 2021)
Ranked 3rd In the Physics Department.
50% Tuition Fee Merit-Based Scholarship
Beneficiary of TUTÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Scholarship for my Work With Prof. Serim Ilday.
1) Social Movements in Iran (September 2022 - Present)
2) Studying Identity using Twitter Bios. (August 2022 - Present)
1) the effect of quenched and shot noise in soft active matter (April 2021 - June 2022 )
2) Hyperuniformity on the driven dissipative colloidal system (April 2021 - June 2022 )
3) Fitness Landscape of driven dissipative colloidal system (April 2021 - June 2022 )
4) Physics-driven machine learning Methods for characterizing the structure of materials (October 2021 - January 2022 )
5)Science of Success
(October 2021 - February 2022)
Ü Seleme Nizam, Ghaith Makey, Michaël Barbier, S Süleyman Kahraman, Esin Demir, Ehsan E Shafigh, Sezin Galioglu, Danial Vahabli, Sercan Hüsnügil, Muhammed H Güneş, "Dynamic evolution of hyperuniformity in a driven dissipative colloidal system" 2021 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 33 304002