Bio

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at Middle East Technical University. Also, I have been working English as a foreign language instructor at Kocaeli University since 2010. I received my B.A. degree on English Language and Literature at Ege University and M.A. degree on Comparative Literature at İstanbul Bilgi University.

I have been vastly interested in the nexus of migration and education, particularly for the policies and processes regarding the transition of newly arrived migrant students into public schools and inclusion strategies. Currently, I am conducting a cross-cultural comparative study on the language learning of newly arrived migrant students in monolingual countries advised by Prof. Dr. Hanife Akar (Middle East Technical University) and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin (Universität Hamburg). I am awarded to doctoral research grant by DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey ) to conduct the quantitative phase of the study.

My recent endeavors are learning German and playing piano.