I am a doctoral student at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies and currently I am working on woman intellectuals in the Early Turkish Republic.

I was born and brought up in İzmir, Turkey. I completed my undergraduate and graduate degree courses at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. First, I studied Foreign Language Education and then did a master’s degree in Sociology. During my undergraduate years, I also spent a semester at the University of Erfurt, Germany.

I have been involved in civil society since my undergraduate years. I volunteered in non-governmental organizations working on issues related to children and women, poverty, education and immigration. In Berlin, I have started to volunteer for children with immigration background and am looking for more volunteering opportunities.

As a researcher, I am interested in gender studies, intellectual history and comparative historical methods. You can access my recent article (co-authored) on woman intellectuals from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic here.

I speak Turkish, English, German and have survival skills in French and Arabic.