Betul Eksi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University, where she received a PhD degree in sociology. She is also a former Humanities Center Post Doctoral Fellow at Northeastern University. As a political sociologist and a gender scholar, Betul has two main streams of research. She has conducted ethnographic research on political masculinities, the police, and political transition in Turkey. As one of the Co-PIs of a multidisciplinary project on sanctuary cities and immigration in the U.S., funded by the GRI, she explores perceptions and experiences of safety, inclusion, and resilience.