Her research focuses mainly on Transnational Cinema and Literature, particularly German-Turkish Cinema and Literature, as well as cinemas of displacement and exile, and Kurdish Cinema in Germany.
She holds a Master's Degree in German as a Foreign and Second Language at the Department of Culture and Humanities of the University of Kassel in Germany. She was awarded with DAAD Prize in 2011 for "outstanding achievements of foreign students" at the Kassel University. In addition, she received her BA degree in German as a Foreign Language (GFL) education at the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Anadolu, Eskişehir in Turkey.
During her studies in Germany, she volunteered as a culture mediator in the DAAD PROFIN project "Intercultural communication training" (InterKomFach) and assisted foreign students through that program and became a certified intercultural communication trainer at IKUD seminars in Göttingen. She has taught German US-American students during the International Winter and Summer University Program and was most recently the manager of a DSH preparation course, and directed the seminar "Intercultural Communication Training for Students Teachers" at the University of Kassel. From August 2014 to May 2015, she worked as a DAAD lecturer in the German Department at SUNY Binghamton.
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