Suat Cubukcu is a PhD candidate in Justice, Law, and Criminology with a minor in Public Policy. His research revolves around reporting of terrorism, understanding of political violence, and policy evaluation. He has six years of public sector experience with the Turkish National Police as a mid-level supervisor and two years of experience at the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
His dissertation project aims to explore how media firms’ institutional interests and other rational factors influence the representation of terrorism events in the news, the accuracy of open source databases, and the reliability of existing research on terrorism. He worked on research projects that explore the effect of strain and structural factors on public support for terrorism in Europe and countries with majority Muslim populations. He also evaluated Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs in Turkey.
He is currently teaching Applied Research Methods class and working as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Bartholomew to assess and verify his open source data collection on anti-abortion-related terrorism events in the U.S.
M.A., Sociology, University of North Texas.
B.A., Architecture, Gazi University