Müge received her B.F.A. in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2006. She completed her M.A. degree in the same university, this time in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, in 2010. In her M.A. thesis, she focused on the Late Bronze – Early Iron Age transitional landscapes of the Upper Euphrates area and the Amuq Plain. Müge joined Brown in 2010, and was a Fulbright grantee for the 2010-2012 academic years. Her field experience includes excavating in the mound of Hacimusalar with Bilkent University (2008-2009), surveying in coastal Cilicia as part of the Mopsos Project of Penn State University (2007-2011), and in Manisa with the Boston University team for the CLAS project (2012). Since 2011, Müge has been a core member of the Yalburt Yaylası Archaeological Landscape Research Project, where she works on the analysis of second millennium BCE material culture. Müge's dissertation focuses on the Hittite Empire, and tries to re-envision the empire by looking at it from its edges. She studies a combination of material culture, texts and architectural space to ask questions on the diachronic histories of the different regions in the empire, and how these regions responded to the rise of an imperial power in Anatolia. Müge's other interests include archaeological theory, heritage ethics, and landscape archaeology.