Research & Teaching

09/2023 – onwards

Post-doctoral researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Department of Psychology IV, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Würzburg, Germany

Funding: Scientia Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Bavarian Equal Opportunity Grants (BGF)
Mentor: Prof. Tobias Richter

Affiliate scientist
Project: Cross-national interdisciplinary study on child development in linguistically-diverse environments
Funding: Sinergia Program, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), 2019-2022
Principle Investigators based at four host institutions: Prof. Tobias Richter & Prof. Wolfgang Lenhard, University of Würzburg
| Prof. Alexander Grob, University of Basel | Prof. Tina Hascher, University of Bern | Prof. Dr. Katrin Skoruppa, University of Neuchâtel


04/2015 – 04/2017

Post-doctoral researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Institute of German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne, Germany

Project Title: Special Indefinites in Discourse
Funding Institution: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Principle Investigator: Prof. Klaus von Heusinger


10/2011 – 03/2015 

Lecturer (Dozentin), Department of English Linguistics, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Würzburg, Germany

Courses Taught
– Neurocognition of Language (Spring 2012Spring 2013)
– Psycholinguistics (Fall 2013, Spring 2014 – 2 Groups, Fall 2014)
– Sociolinguistics (Fall 2011Spring 2012Fall 2012Spring 2013)
– Introduction to English Morphology and Word-Formation (Fall 2011Spring 2012Fall 2012, – Spring 2013Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 – 2 Groups)


09/2009 – 09/2011

Research fellow (Akademische Mitarbeiterin), Zukunftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study for young scholars), University of Konstanz, Germany

Project Title: Language processing in Turkish children with German as a second language: Neurophysiological and linguistic investigations
Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Principle Investigator: Dr. Tanja Rinker

Member of Neurolinguistics: Electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory
Head of the Laboratory: Prof. Carsten Eulitz
Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany

Courses Taught
– Block Seminar, Multilingualism in Context, with Dr. Tanja Rinker (Spring 2011)
– Tutorial to Introductory Seminar, Morphology, with Prof. Frans Plank (Fall 2010)


2008 – 2016

Research collaborator, Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), the Netherlands

Project Title: Test for Assessing Reference of Time (TART)
Principle Investigator: Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse


07/2004 – 07/2007 

Sworn translator (English-Turkish), registered at 26th and 32nd Notaries, Ankara, Turkey


Peer-Reviewing and Scientific Committees 

workshop organization committee
International Workshop: Current Topics in Bilingualism with a Focus on Heritage Speakers of Turkish and Romance languages

abstract review
Annual Conferences of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS)
International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC)
Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCaLL)

article review
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
International Journal of Bilingualism

German Research Foundation (DFG)


Research Skills

  • using SPSS and R statistical programs
  • recording and analyzing Event-Related Potentials (ERP) data using Brain Products (Brain Vision Recorder and Brain Vision Analyzer)
  • collecting and analyzing data from Reaction Time (RT) and Magnitude Estimation (ME) experiments
  • recording and analyzing Spontaneous Speech
  • doing research using Linguistic Corpora
  • conducting behavioral language comprehension and production experiments (i.e., sentence elicitation and picture selection tasks) on children and agrammatic speakers