Gülfer Göze Office Number: SOS 129
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1325
E-mail Address: ggoze@ku.edu.tr
Jordan Taylor Hall Lecturer Office Number: SOS 111
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1000
Email: jhall@ku.edu.tr
Kamuran Osmanoğlu Lecturer Office Number: SOS 119
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1597
E-mail Address: kosmanoglu@ku.edu.tr
Yamen R. Rahwan Office Number: SOS 112
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1190
E-mail Address: yrahwan@ku.edu.tr
Neriman Kuyucu Lecturer Office Number: Sos 107
Telephone Number: +90 212 338 1379
E-mail Address: nkuyucu@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 - Jordan Taylor Hall
Jordan Taylor Hall is working at Koc University in the Academic Writing Program. He is currently teaching a course on Self-Expression in 21st-Century Society.
Biography - Kamuran Osmanoğlu
Kamuran is a Lecturer at the Academic Writing Program at Koç. He received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Kansas. Before joining Koç, he taught philosophy at the University of Kansas and Bilkent University. He has multiple years of experience in teaching writing to college students, and professionals and researchers from different disciplines. He continues his research in philosophy of (social) science, philosophy of mind, and ethics of technology.
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.
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.