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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2018-2019


Academic Staff of Faculty of Humanities and Letters
 
Nefise Abalı
Instructor
M.A., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2011.  
Istvan Albert Aranyosi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Central European University, 2005. Metaphysics, philosophy of mind.  
Joshua Bartlett
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2018. Early and nineteenth-century American literature, Native American literature, literatures of the Americas, poetry studies, ecocriticism.  
Julian Bennett
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991. Art, architecture, and archaelogy of the Roman World and early Byzantine Empire, Practical archaeology, archaeological drafting and surveying.  
Sandrine Berges
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Leeds, 2000. Moral and Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy.  
Yehezkel S. Berkovski
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Oxford University, 2005. Logical positivism, philosophy of logic, Kant, possible worlds, philosophy of science.  
Rachel Bruzzone
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Classics, University of Virginia, 2012. Ancient Greek Literature.  
Dennis Raymond Bryson
Associate Professor
Ph.D., History, University of California, Irvine, 1993. 20th century US cultural, intellectual, and social history. Critical theory, history of the foundations and social sciences in the US, family and gender history.  
Cenk Cangır
Instructor
B.A., French Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, 1989.  
Etienne Eugene Christian Charriere
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 2016.  
Peter James Cherry
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2017.  
William Norman Coker
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Yale University, 2010. German literature and intellectual history.  
Costantino Costantini
Instructor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Emory University, 2001. Classics, French and Italian literature, theory.  
Ayşe Çelikkol
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Rice University, 2006. 19th-century British and American literature, liberalism, history of globalization.  
Alican Demir
Instructor
B.A., French Language and Literature, Ankara University, 1994.  
Emine Lale Demirtürk
Professor
Ph.D., American Studies, University of Iowa, 1986. Modern African-American novel, American novel, 1865-1945; representations of the City, Ethnicity and Migration.  
Nicholas Di Bella
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Stanford University, 2018. Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Probability.  
Murat Devrim Dirlikyapan
Instructor
Ph.D., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2007.  
Cahide Ekiz
Instructor
M.A., European Politics, Business and Law, University of Surrey (U.K.), 2004.  
Marco Fenici
Visiting Instructor
Ph.D., Philosophy and Cognivite Science, University of Siena, 2011. Philosophy of Cognivite Science, Social Cognition, Embodied Cognition.  
Patrick Flaherty Fessenbecker
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., 19th Century British Literature, John Hopkins University, 2014.  
Charles Gates
Senior Lecturer (on leave)
Ph.D., Classical Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, 1979. Aegean Bronze Age, Greek art and archaeology, Byzantine art and archaeology.  
Marie-Henriette Gates
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Yale University, 1976. Archaeology of Mesopotamia, archaeology of Egypt, archaeology of Syria and Palestine, archaeological method and theory.  
Nebahat İlgi Gerçek
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies, University of Michigan, 2012. Ancient Near Eastern Languages and History.  
Ali Turan Görgü
Instructor
M.A., Teaching of Turkish, Gazi University, 1998.  
Barbara Gülen
Instructor
M.S., English Language Teaching, Middle East Technical University, 1987.  
Mihaela P. Harper
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2012. Department of English. Twentieth century and contemporary literature.  
Patrick Hart
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English Studies Department, University of Strathclyde, 2011. Renaissance Literature, Renaissance poetry in England and Scotland, particularly in the Petrarchan mode; modernist and contemporary experimental poetry.  
Dragan Ilic
Instructor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Colorado (Boulder), 2014.  
Craig Ireland
Lecturer
Ph.D., Theory and Epistemology of Literature, Universite de Montreal, 2000. Social and literary theory, public sphere theory, Western Marxism, Cultural Studies, 18th to 20th-century Western intellectual and cultural history.  
Tanju İnal
Professor
Ph.D., French Literature, University of Poitiers, 1968. Contemporary French literature, critical approach, translation.  
Daniel Peter Johnson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., History, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2011. 17th and 18th century American social and Cultural history, early modern imperialism and popular politics, Historiography and social theory.  
Mehmet Kalpaklı
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Turkish Literature, University of Washington/Istanbul University, 1992. Ottoman literature and cultural history, Near Eastern languages and literature, modern Turkish literature, theory of literature, digital humanities.  
Scott Allen Kennedy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2018. Classics.  
Valerie June Kennedy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English Literature, University of East Anglia, 1979. Victorian fiction, 20th and 21st century fiction, Edward Said and postcolonial writing, travel writing.  
Nazım Keven
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016. Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Neurophilosophy, Moral Psychology.  
Tufan Kıymaz
Instructor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Indiana University, 2017. Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion.  
Paul Elliot Kimball
Instructor
Ph.D., Classics (concentration in ancient history) State University of New York at Buffalo, 2004. Hellenistic and late antique history, Byzantine social and cultural history, Greek religion, myth and ritual.  
Ceylan Köşker
Visiting Instructor
Ph.D., Department of English and Creative Writing, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, 2017.  
Gül Kurtuluş
Instructor
Ph.D., English Literature, Bilkent University, 1997. Modern drama, 16th and 17th century English Literature, Shakespeare and Drama.  
Nathan Paul Leidholm
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., History, University of Chicago, 2016. Byzantine and Late Antique History.  
Victor Lenthe
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison., 2017. Renaissance and Early Modern England.  
Erin Maloney
Instructor
M.P.P., Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, 1991.  
Kara McCormack
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2013. Cultural studies, popular culture, history, Western myth, science fiction.  
Jacques Morin
Instructor
Ph.D., Classics, McGill University, 1991. Greek and Roman art and archaeology, Aegean prehistory.  
Mustafa Nakeeb
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999. Philosophy, ancient philosophy (Plato), ancient historiography, philosophy of history.  
Ayşe Şirin Okyayuz
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, Hacettepe University, 2001.  
Stein Haugom Olsen
Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway, 1978. Aesthetics and philosophy of an art, history and theory of the humanities, philosophy of literature, British 19th century intellectual history, British 19th century literature.  
Stuart Douglas Olson
Visiting Professor
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1987. Ancient Greek poetry especially comedy.  
Michael Kurt Ozment
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, 2007. Aesthetics, literary theory, poetry.  
Güçlü Özkök
Instructor
M.A., French Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, 1995.  
Andrew Jonathan Ploeg
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island, 2012. Post modern and contemporary American literature.  
Zeynep Seviner
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington, 2015. Literary Market and Modern Authorship in the Late Ottoman Empire.  
Neda Siami
Instructor
Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, 2016.  
Cory Douglas Stockwell
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Comparative Literature, 2010. 18th and 20th century comparative literature.  
Yasemin Tanbi
Instructor
M.A., Translation and Interpretation, Atilim University, 2011.  
Burcu Taşkıran
Instructor
M.A., Graduate School of Education, Bilkent University, 2002.  
Dominique Tezgör Kassab
Professor
Ph.D., State Doctorate, History of Civilization and Archaeology, University of Human Sciences of Dijon, 1993. Greek and Roman Archaeology, Ceramic production and trade in Black Sea.  
Buffy Ann Turner
Instructor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Purdue University (Indiana), 2014.  
Seda Uyanık Tanrıverdi
Instructor
Ph.D., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2011.  
Saniye Vatansever
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015. Kant, Early Modern Philosophy.  
Rafael Ventura
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Duke University, 2018. Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Language.  
Simon Drummond Wigley
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Political Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998. Political Philosophy, Ethics, distributive justice, responsibility, desert, well-being.  
Jonathan Coleman Williams
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, University of Maryland, 2016. 18th century British poetry and fiction, Renaissance literature, affect theory.  
Timothy Sean Wright
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, Dutel University, 2012. 20th and 21th century global Anglophone literature, urban studies, South African literature.  
William Giles Wringe
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Leeds, 2000. Philosophical logic, Epistemology.  
Burçak Yakıcı
Instructor
Ph.D., Translation Studies, University of Strasbourg, France, 2017.  
Thomas Zimmermann
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Regensburg University, 2006. European and Anatolian prehistory and protohistory, Archaeometallurgy.  

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