PhD, Comparative Literature, Penn State University (2014)
MA, Koç University, Istanbul (2009)
BA, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (2007)


  • Comparative Literature
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman literature
  • Modern Turkish literature
  • Travel writing
  • Modernization
  • World literature



  • “Provinciality and the City in Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul.” Orhan Pamuk: Critical Essays on a Novelist Between Worlds. Ed. Taner Can et al. Hannover: Ibidem, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • Review of Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses. Edited by Rita Felski and Susan Stanford Friedman. Comparative Literature Studies 51.3. (2014) 509-512.


  • Advanced Turkish
  • Turkish Tradition
  • Readings in Ottoman
  • Ottoman Diplomatics

Conference Papers

  • “World Making in Narrative: Real and Imaginary Spaces in Ottoman Literature” in the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Conference, 2016
  • “Blurred Boundaries and Heterotopic Spaces in Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul” in Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, 2016
  • “Possibilities of Technology Use in Language Teaching: Planning a New Online Source for Turkish Instruction” in American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) Conference, 2016
  • Garip, Acayip, and ‘World Picture’ in nineteenth-century Turkish Literature:Ahmet Midhat’s “Mukaddime” in Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, 2014
  • “The Ottoman Molla Davutzade’s Utopia Progress in a Dream, Envisioning Islamic Civilization (1913)” in Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 2014
  • “Possibilities of Travel Writing in the Middle East: An Ottoman in South Africa” in North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Convention, 2013
  • “Between Baghdad, Istanbul, and Rio: Dreams of Travel and Religious Duty in Ottoman Travel Writing” in South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention, 2012