I have taught undergraduate courses at three major universities in Scotland and Turkey, and have offered creative writing workshops to students, budding writers, mental health patients, refugees and prison inmates in Scotland, Turkey, Greece and Hungary. I love teaching, especially on topics that fascinate and confuse me, and am committed to always learning more about effective pedagogy. In the summer of 2015 I was gifted the Scheherazade Award for Best Tutor by my students in Edinburgh, and in the fall of 2015 I received an Excellency in Teaching Award from Koç University, Istanbul.

Courses Taught:

Koç University, Turkey 

Imagining the Other

Women and Gender in Literature

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Writing and Ideology (as GTA)

Frontiers: Crossing Borders (as GTA)

Creative Writing Workshops (Beginners Level)

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Creative Writing Workshop & Seminars (Advanced Level)

Gebze Women’s Prison, Turkey

Writing as Therapy