Selin is an interdisciplinary researcher particularly interested in sustainable food consumption and food waste. She graduated with high honors from METU Department of Business Administration. Following her curiosity about climate change, environmental issues, and sustainable development and her desire to excel in this field for her career, she later earned an MSc degree in Earth System Science (Energy, Environmental Economics and Policy subfield) from METU. In her master’s research, she studied the relationship between CO2 emissions and income through the Environmental Kuznets Curve. Her research was published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Earth System Science (Energy, Environmental Economics and Policy subfield). In her dissertation that she prepares under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Özlem Özdemir, she aims to explore and understand why and how consumers waste food. Her research combines her skills in quantitative methods as well as a qualitative approach. For both her master’s and PhD studies, Selin is the recipient of scholarships given under the National Scholarship Program for MSc and PhD Students by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).


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Mailing Address: Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University 06800 Ankara - TURKEY

Research Interests

Sustainable Consumption

Consumer Culture

Food Waste


BSc in Business Administration, METU, 2012

MSc in Earth System Science, METU, 2015

PhD in Earth System Science, METU, Ongoing

Courses Assisted

BA1103 – Business Practice Workshop

BA1308 – Business Computing Lab

BAS134 – Business Computing Lab (SUNY)

Last Updated:
27/08/2020 - 14:00