Eliza Gheorghe is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations Department at Bilkent University. She earned her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford (No Corrections, 2014) and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University (Honors, 2010), on a Fulbright scholarship. She held research fellowships at Yale University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, among others. She is the recipient of the International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers (2019-2022) from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), with her project The Globalization of the Atom: Nuclear Trade and the Spread of Atomic Weapons. In 2020, she was awarded the Outstanding Young Scientist Prize from the Turkish Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on nuclear proliferation and the evolution of the nuclear market; questions of grand strategy and nuclear alliances; nuclear dominoes; and illicit trade and trafficking networks. Her work has been published in International Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics, International History Review, European Review of History, Cold War History, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Palgrave Macmillan, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. At Bilkent, she teaches courses on international relations, international security, and nuclear politics.