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Turkish Linguist

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
January 14, 2017

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Professional Experience

****- **** ***********, ***** ** America Turkish Service Washington, DC

Selected new stories appropriate for Turkish audience and prepared them for publication and broadcasting by writing, translating, versioning and editing

Led daily maintainance of the service website prioritizing stories to be featured, posting reports, videos and interviews

Covered DC based political events and meetings for the VOA website and daily broadcast

Prioirtized VOA coverage on Facebook as well as live tweeting and sharing Facebook updates during major political events

Conduct telephone and live interviews with political and multinational agency experts and package news stories for use on broadcasts and for the service website

2005 - Present Freelance, Interpreter/Translator Washington, DC

Provided simultaneuous and consecutive interpretation in Turkish/English- English/Turkish for international conferences, seminars and events for Turkish delegates and visitors to the United States and US Visitors to Turkey including for Turkish President Erdogan and government ministers

US based clients include court systems (US Federal Court in Washington DC, Washington DC District Court, Virginia and Maryland State Courts), federal agencies (US State Department, USTDA), World Bank, Bloomberg TV, University of Maryland, Open World

Translated documents in the fields of Archeology, Sociology, Information Technology, Government, Energy, Medicine, Literature

2011- 2011 Program Coordinator, American Friends of Turkey (AFOT) Washington, DC

Prepare materials for Washington DC events and various trips within the US

Organize recent travelers to Turkey to share their experiences within their own US communities

2008 Intern, International Law Institute (ILI) in Terrorism Studies Washington, DC

2004 Research Assistant, Center for Survey Research at UVA Charlottesville, VA

2001-2002 Intern, Center for Politics at UVA Charlottesville, VA

Teaching Experience

2008-2011 Instructor, Department of Sociology at UMD XYZ

SOCY 105 Introduction to Social Problems (Fall and Spring semesters from Fall 2008 to Spring 2011)

2007-2008 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology at UMD XYZ

2004-2005 Teaching Assistant, Department of African-American Studies at UVA Charlottesville, VA

2003-2004 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology at UVA Charlottesville, VA

Led weekly discussion sections with the students

Provided research support for the class

Graded of tests and weekly assignments


2007-Present University of Maryland-College Park, Ph. D Candidate, 2016

Ecology, Institutions and the World System: Understanding Ottoman Decline in History

2005-2006 The Sorbonne-Paris, France

Certificates: Cours de Civilisation Francaise

Certificat Semestriel de Langue Francaise: Intermediate (2006); Superior I (2006)

2003-2005 University of Virginia, MA in Sociology

Master’s Thesis: Modernity and the Turkish Novel

1999-2003 University of Virginia, BA in Foreign Affairs and Sociology

Senior Thesis: Social Origins of Modern Turkey

Dean’s List: Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003

Distinguished Majors Program- Foreign Affairs


“Türkiye Batı’dan Kopuyor mu?” 2016, Yeni Arayış, retrieved (

“İçki, Sigara, Kürtaj ve Devlet Gücünün Sınırları” 2012, Sosyologça 4: 319-324

“Turkiye’nin Demokratiklesmesinin Yolu Ordunun Profesyonellesmesinden Geciyor Olabilir mi?” 2011, Uluslararasi Hukuk ve Politika, Vol 7(27): 159-164

“Cumhuriyet Romanı ve Kanon” 2007,Özgür Edebiyat 2: 74-80.


Turkish: Native; French: Proficient

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