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. Having successfully completed the Ph.D. conditional program in Curriculum and Instruction at Middle East Technical University in 2016, I started studying for my Ph.D degree in the same program.

To enhance my background on the nexus of education and migration, I have taken courses and trainings on volunteering with refugees by Cambridge Assessment English & Crisis Classroom, on refugee protection and forced migration by Humboldt University (Berlin), and on teacher support for integration of immigrant and refugee students into society by (Helsinki) Citizens’ Assembly & Beraberce.

I am currently conducting a cross-cultural comparative study on the language development of refugee students in monolingual countries under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hanife Akar (Middle East Technical University) and co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin (Universität Hamburg) as part of my Ph.D dissertation.