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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2023-2024


Academic Staff of Faculty of Humanities and Letters
 
Nefise Abalı
Instructor
M.A., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2011.  
Hacer Esra Almas
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, 2021.  
Istvan Albert Aranyosi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Central European University, 2005. Metaphysics, philosophy of mind.  
Julian Bennett
Professor
Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991. Art, architecture, and archaeology of the Roman World and early Byzantine Empire, Practical archaeology, archaeological drafting and surveying.  
Sandrine Berges
Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Leeds, 2000. Moral and Political Philosophy, History of 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, philosophy.of language.  
Ceylan Bevington
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Department of English and Creative Writing, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, 2017. Victorian literature, women's writing.  
Ivana Bicak
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., in English, University of Leeds, 2015. Early modern English literature.  
Enrica Bonato
Instructor
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, 2021. Geochemistry and Mineralogy.  
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.  
Aurelia Cojocaru
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 2022.  
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
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rice University, 2006. 19th-century British and American literature, liberalism, history of globalization.  
Angelina Del Balzo
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English with a Gender Studies Concentration, University of California, 2019. Early Modern Studies and Writing Pedagogy.  
Alican Demir
Instructor
M.A., French as a Foreign Language, Stendhal-Grenoble 3 University, 2003.  
Murat Devrim Dirlikyapan
Instructor
Ph.D., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2007.  
Duygu Duman
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Community Interpreting, Yildiz Technical University, 2018.  
Cahide Ekiz
Instructor
M.A., European Politics, Business and Law, University of Surrey (U.K.), 2004.  
Alireza Fatollahi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2020. General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Statistics, Early Modern Philosophy and Science.  
Emine Geçgil
Instructor
Ph.D., Institute of Social Sciences, American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University, 2015.  
Nebahat İlgi Gerçek
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies, University of Michigan, 2012. Ancient Near Eastern Languages and History.  
Adem Gergöy
Instructor
M.A., Turkish Literature, Bilkent University, 2017.  
Bahtınur Gündoğdu
Instructor
M.A., French Language Teaching, Anadolu University, 2020.  
Mihaela P. Harper
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2012. Department of English. Twentieth century and contemporary literature.  
Thomas Wayne Howard
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English and American Literature, Washington University, 2023. Nineteenth Century American literature, literature and science, and environmental humanities.  
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.  
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
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.  
Asena Kaya Karaca
Instructor (on leave)
Ph.D., Intercultural and Interlingual Translation Studies, Yildiz Technical University, 2021.  
Sedef Kendir Kurttekin
Instructor
M.A., Modern Turkish Lierature, Hacettepe University, 2022.  
Scott Allen Kennedy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2018. Classics.  
Nazım Keven
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016. Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Neurophilosophy, Moral Psychology.  
Tufan Kıymaz
Assistant Professor of Teaching
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.  
James Kinkaid III
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston University 2019. Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Logic,Philosophy of Mind.  
Mary Katrina Krizan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder, 2010. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Aristotle, History/Philosophy of Ancient Science.  
Büşra Kurt Uçar
Instructor
M.A., English Translation and Interpreting, Hacettepe University, 2019.  
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.  
Michele Massa
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Archaeology, University College London, 2016. Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean pre-, proto- and early historical archaeology; Landscape and Environmental archaeology; Digital archaeology; Archaeological approaches to social complexity; Funerary archaeology; Survey methodology.  
Kara McCormack
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2013. Cultural studies, popular culture, history, Western myth, science fiction.  
Patrick Charles McDonald
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2018. Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Popular Fiction, Literature and the Law, Political Theory and Political Theology, History of Capitalism.  
Aslı Menevşe
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, 2021. Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture of Europe, French Studies, Ottoman and Turkish Modernism.  
Marjan Mohammadi
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Northwestern University and Universite Sorbanne Nouvelle, Paris, 2020.  
Mustafa Nakeeb
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999. Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy (Plato), Ancient Historiography, Philosophy of History.  
Saba Özdemir
Instructor
M.A., Old Turkish Literature, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, 2019.  
Güçlü Özkök
Instructor
M.A., French Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, 1995.  
Jonathan Payton
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2016. Metaphysics, Philosophy of Action, and Philosophy of Language.  
Andrew Jonathan Ploeg
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island, 2012. Postmodern and Contemporary American Literature.  
Andrea Selleri
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Warwick, 2014. Nineteenth-century British Literature, History of Criticism, Philosophy and Literature, History of Ideas.  
Neda Siami
Instructor
Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, 2016.  
Roland Ralph Redfern Smith
Visiting Professor
 
Adriana Monica Solomon
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2017. History and Philosophy of Physics, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science.  
Kory Spencer Sorrell
Instructor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000. American pragmatism, ethics, international human rights, and feminist epistemology and moral theory.  
Matthew Thomas Stoltz
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., German Studies, Cornell University, 2019. Interplay between Aesthetics, Theology and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century. (From Leibniz to Hegel.)  
Zeynep Şengel
Instructor
M.A., Conference Interpreting, Bilkent University, 2008.  
Peter Louis M. Talloen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Leuven, 2003. Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of Cult and Religion.  
Burcu Taşkıran
Instructor
M.A., Graduate School of Education, Bilkent University, 2002.  
Dominique Selin Tezgör
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 (on leave)
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015. Kant, Early Modern Philosophy.  
Atti Viragh
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, University of California Berkeley, 2021. Nineteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy, Modernism, Intellectual History, Poetry and Poetics.  
Barbora Weissova
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Classical Archaeology, Free University Berlin, 2019. Implementation of Digital Archaeology in all Stages of Archaeological Projects; Digitising of Archives, Methods and Design of Archaeological Surveys.  
Simon Drummond Wigley
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.  
Daniel Mark Wolt
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2016. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy.  
Timothy Sean Wright
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., English, Duke University, 2012. 20th and 21th century global Anglophone literature, urban studies, South African literature.  
William Giles Wringe
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Leeds, 2000. Philosophical logic, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind.  
Luca Zavagno
Associate Professor
Ph.D., History, University of Birmingham, 2007. Byzantine History, Medieval History.  
Thomas Zimmermann
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Regensburg University, 2006. European and Anatolian prehistory and protohistory, Archaeometallurgy.  

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