Nazli Bhatia

Senior Fellow
BA, International Relations: American Studies, Bilkent University
MA, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabanci University
MS, Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
Nazlı is a senior research fellow at the Psychology Department and a lecturer at the Wharton School. In her research, Nazlı seeks to better understand the powerful role words can play in a variety of interpersonal contexts. The main domain she explores this question is negotiation, where she studies rhetorical strategies, that is, the different ways in which proposals, offers and concessions can be presented to influence the negotiation process and outcome. Though past research has mostly treated the bargaining process as an exchange of numbers, Nazlı‘s work finds that the way in which offers are communicated critically influence interpersonal and economic outcomes in negotiation. 
Nazlı‘s teaching is closely related to her research. Currently at Penn, she is teaching two different courses on negotiation as well as a course on power and influence. In the past, she has also taught courses on organizational behavior, cross-cultural management and managing teams.
Nazlı received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. Prior to Penn, she worked as an assistant professor in Portugal and in Qatar. 
Office Location: 
Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room C21