Gülfer Göze Office Number: SOS 129
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1325
E-mail Address: ggoze@ku.edu.tr
Lindy Hogg Office Number: SOS 115
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1782
E-mail Address: lhogg@ku.edu.tr
Steven Holland Office Number: SOS 110
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1343
E-mail Address: sholland@ku.edu.tr
Neriman Kuyucu Office Number: Sos 274
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1000
E-mail Address: nkuyucu@ku.edu.tr
Sarah Elizabeth Kılınç Office Number: SOS 131
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1148
E-mail Address: sakilinc@ku.edu.tr
Yamen R. Rahwan Office Number: SOS 112
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1190
E-mail Address: yrahwan@ku.edu.tr
Biography - Gülfer Göze
Gülfer earned a BA in Western Languages and Literatures/Literature from Boğaziçi University in 2004, an MA in English Literature from Boğaziçi University in 2007, and a PhD. in English from Tufts University, expected in Fall 2018. She began teaching university-level writing courses and literature courses at Tufts University in Boston in 2008, where she was a PhD student and writing consultant. During her academic and professional career, she has presented papers and published articles and book reviews. She has been on both sides of the writing process as a teacher and writer, so she is aware of and takes into consideration the challenges that students face. As she believes that one of the main responsibilities of the university is to encourage critical thinking, she builds her courses around concepts such as the environment, injustices, gender inequality, racial issues, and poverty and class. Her areas of interest are: composition studies, writing in the disciplines, history of the book, paratext and the editorial process, African-American literature, the novel, gender studies, and environmental studies. She currently teaches ACWR 101 (Food for Thought). She emphasizes the value of analytical thinking and classroom discussion as indispensable elements in learning how to write. Good writing is first and foremost the result of an independent mind that can analyze a subject in the light of knowledge and personal experience. This process will enable students to build perspectives of their own, which they can utilize not only in their writing classes, but also in their daily lives. Gülfer has been the Director of the KU Writing Center since Fall 2018.
Biography - Lindy Hogg
Lindy is working at Koç University in the Academic Writing Program. She is currently teaching a module on Refugees and Forced Migration.
Biography - Steven Holland
Steve Holland is an experienced editor, proofreader, teacher trainer, writing tutor, English language teacher (ELT) and academic writing instructor with over ten years of experience. He holds a BA English, a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), and an MA TESOL from Brigham Young University. From 2014-2015, he served as an English Language Fellow in Malaysia, where he developed and administered a writing center and Writing Fellows program. He believes writing is far more than an academic exercise: it is a means by which positive personal, social, and political change is created.
Biography - Neriman Kuyucu
Neriman Kuyucu holds a Ph.D. in contemporary Anglophone literature from the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on transnationalism, diaspora studies, and world literatures. Her work has been published on World Literature Today and Routledge. She has been teaching in a variety of contexts and at a range of levels since 2013. Whether she's teaching literature or principles of writing, her courses are guided by a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach that incorporates student-centered, critical inquiry-based methods. As a writer, researcher, instructor, and a writing consultant, Neriman Kuyucu emphasizes writing as a process intimately linked to revision, “reseeing,” and “rethinking.” She truly believes that becoming a good writer requires sharp reading and critical thinking skills. She views the classroom as an inclusive site where analytic thinking, reading, and writing skills develop together. The classroom is also a point of intervention—a symbolic space where we begin to perceive words and ideas not as passive signifiers but as terministic screens through which historical, political, and sociocultural realities are constructed.
Biography - Sarah Elizabeth Kılınç
Sarah Elizabeth Kilinc, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, has been living in Istanbul since 2004 when she spent a year doing research on culture and identity, supported by a Fulbright fellowship. She received her MA in History of the Republic from Bogazici University in 2007, writing her thesis on the changes in the Turkish education system in the mid 20th century. Her teaching career began at Sisli Terakki Vakif Schools and after two years, she moved to Koc University as an instructor in the English Language Center where she worked for 7 years. Currently, she is serving as the Director of the KU Academic Writing Program. Her research interests are in identity formation, multicultural approaches to education, and education policy.
Biography - Yamen R. Rahwan
Yamen Rahwan holds a PhD degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Warwick, UK. Prior to Koç, he worked at Aleppo University, Özyeğin University and Istanbul Bilgi University, teaching both academic writing and literature. Dr. Rahwan has a wide range of academic interests in languages, philosophy and modern world-literature.