Undergraduate studies at the University of Bogazici in Philosophy (2000). MA in Turkish Literature at Bilkent University. Doctoral student at Bogazici University in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature. Lecturer and coordinator of Turkish Courses at Kadir Has University. Main research areas: 19th century Ottoman literature, mainly novels, narratology, nationalism and literature, minority literature in Ottoman and Turkish, the modern Turkish novel and Karamanlidika studies.