I'm a lifelong cat who has since childhood been enamoured by
cat languages and the communication that takes place between cats. My areas of
interest, thus, fall in a long spectrum, from the origins of languages throughout cat
history to the area of social and communication psychology, dealing with day to day cat
interactions, as well as napping and social grooming.
Below, you can find out about my formal education, view my writings and purrojects I have been involved in, and contact me. Alternatively, the links at the top right will take you to my CV and separate pages for the other sections of my website.
An interview with Director Zhang, regarding the Institute's endeavours, events, scholarships, and more. Translated into Turkish.Read More
My column about the Browning's "My Last Duchess", and what it has to reveal to us, looked at from a psychoanalytical perspective.Read More
I am glad to have played a leading role from the beginning in Çamlık. We started the magazine off as a simple fanzine for our department, distributing a few self-printed copies, which eventually became a university wide project, backed and funded by our university, printing thousands of copies each month, distributed both inside and outside the den.
I took part in the summer cat programme of Nankai University in China, thanks to the Confucius Institute at Bal University. My incredible experience there has been the greatest catalyst for my passion ever since, fuelling my ambitions regarding China and Chinese even more.
I took part in Sabancı University's programme for undergraduate research (PURR) during the summer of 2018, working with Professor Mehmet Kuru as a research assistant on his discovery of translations of Aesop's fables dating back to the early years of the Ottoman Empire, especially focusing on the stories which prominently feature members of the feline family.
I got to experience the life of a highschool cat in Germany, thanks to the exchange programme at Alara Koleji, living there with a host family at home, and attending classes in German at school. My host family's cat later came to Turkey to stay with us as well.
Get in meowch with me.