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Hello! I'm Gizem

 

I studied Public Administration at Dokuz Eylül University, and English Language and Literature at Bilkent University. Currently I am doing an English Studies MA at Freie Universität Berlin.

Gizem Önal

Gizem Önal

 

EDUCATION
 
2018-Present

Master of Arts

Freie Universität Berlin, English Studies

Honors: Deutschlandstipendium

Activities:

FU Review

Welcome@FUBerlin - Buddy Program

2013-2017

B.A. with High Honors

Bilkent University, English Language and Literature

Honors: Full scholarship, summa cum laude (Class rank: 2 of 37), Credit and Dormitories Institution (KYK) Scholarship recipient

Activities:

Think Colorfully LGBTQ and Women's Rights Club – Board Member (2013-2014), Administrative Coordinator (2014-2015)
Quidditch Society – Founding Member

Thesis: “What is this, behind this veil”: Reading Plath through Julia Kristeva

Feb 2016-Jul 2016

Erasmus Exchange

University of Groningen

Honors: Completed the semester cum laude.

Activities:

Erasmus Student Network Groningen

Groningen University Turkish Student Association

2006-2010

B.P.A. with Honors

Dokuz Eylül University, Public Administration

Activities:

5th National Student Congress of Political Science and Public Administration

Public Administration and Scientific Thought Club
Photography Club

Mountaineering Society

Thesis: Comparison of Administrative Systems in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley's Brave New World

Aug 2016-Dec 2016

Editorial Intern

Dipnot Publishing House
Worked as an assistant editor on Fransız Devrimi'nin Sosyalist Tarihi [A Socialist History of the French Revolution] by Jean Jaurès.
Also worked on the digitization of printed books.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Copy Editing Intern

Baydem Publishing House

Copy editing medical textbooks and the publishing house's website

2010-2013

Project Assistant

Association for the Development of Social Life

Worked on several projects aimed to improving the life quality of immigrants, teenagers, and the disabled.

Sep 2011-Aug 2012

Voluntary Teacher

Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV)

Taught kids (aged 7-16) creative reading and writing, and finance.

Sep 2009-Oct 2009

Summer Intern

Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV)

As part of the Sabancı University Civic Involvement Projects NGO
Internship Programme

Worked in the Educational Department – edited educational booklets prepared for kids.
Also worked in Measurement and Evaluation Department – responsible for data entry

Jun 2008-Aug 2008

Summer Intern

District Governorship of Kuşadası

Worked in the Bureau of Associations as an intermediary between the governor’s office and the associations in Kuşadası.

EXPERIENCE
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

Literary theory, queer theory, poetry and poetics, voice, contemporary poetry, experimental literature, modernist and postmodernist writings, queer modernism, text and image, narrative theory

SKILLS
 

IT & PROGRAMMING

Office Programs

Scapple

Scrivener

EndNote

SDL Trados

HTML

Python

LANGUAGES

Turkish

English

Spanish

German

French

Greek

Latin

Personal
 
PHOTOGRAPHY

I (still) enjoy shooting film. I got some of my shots published in national magazines and newspapers. I prefer journalistic shots, but lately I've been trying my hand at conceptual photography. You can see a selection of my work here:   

CYCLING

I'm an avid cyclist. I mostly do trail riding and cross-country, but from time to time I hit the concrete to satiate my roadie urge.

HIKING

I try to hike at least once in every two weeks. Bushwhacking (off-trail hiking) is my favourite thing to do in the great outdoors.