S. Elif Aksoy
She earned her Ph.D. on Turkish Literature with her dissertation entitled “Peyami Safa’nın Romanlarında Modernleşme ve Mekân” (Modernization and Space in the Novels of Peyami Safa) from Bilkent University in 2009. Her Master’s degree, obtained in 2004, is also from the same university. Literature of modern Turkey, literature and social context, conservative thought, gender studies are her major areas of interest. Some of her publications are: “Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Armchair of Mademoiselle Noraliya” (Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2008); “Edebiyatçı Mekânlarında Cinsiyetçi Muhafazakârlık” (Sexist Conservatism in Literary Spaces, in Mekân ve Kültür, Eds. Emine Onaran İncirlioğlu and Barış Kılıçbay. Ankara: Tetragon, 2011).
She contributed to the project entitled “An Analytical Survey on Women’s Writing and Women Writers in Turkey”, funded by TÜBİTAK, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Authority. In line with this project, she co-authored, with Dr Çimen Günay-Erkol, an article consisting of a quantitative analysis on women writers and is published in Kadın/Woman 2000 Journal for Women’s Studies (December 2012).
She received her major on International Relations in 1988 and worked as a diplomat for about 10 years. Currently, Dr Aksoy works as Assistant Professor and Division Chair in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doğuş University, Istanbul. She recently contributed to Dictionary of Literary Biography 373: Turkish Novelists Since 1960 (New York: Gale, 2013) with the biographic entry of the novelist, Demir Özlü.