I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Inquiry Methodology program and minoring in German Studies at Indiana University. I got my undergraduate from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. I completed courses in the master's program of Media and Cultural Studies at Middle East Technical University. During my field and methodological experiences, I decided to get my education from the Inquiry Methodology program at School of Education in Indiana University.
I am interested in the theory of recognition as the logical ground for understanding intersubjectivity, mutuality, consent, self-esteem, respect and responsibility in the research experiences. Loving the knowledge is my main aim to invite my beliefs and norms to reconstruct them with the possible other people.
I always think that "Dreams must be fantasies over the realities, the reality must be invisible walls between us and truth. But there is a mutuality and togetherness to help us to see, understand and interpret our beings" I like cleaning dust while breaking walls to have the possibility of seeing each others and our Being of the Truth with the help of communicative action.
While data analysis, I prefer to use various programs like Nvivo, MaxQDA and ELAN. These data analysis programs help me to organize my interpretive strategies and write my notes in a robust and rich format. I use them for data collection and analysis.
I think that critical qualitative methodology help me to have insights about humanizing methodologies by creating friendship with respect, love and responsibility for each other in an academia rather than technological and instrumental needs. We are here to think wisely and reconstruct the equity and equality in the field of educational research.
08/2012 – ABD: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Ph.D. in Inquiry Methodology*, Counseling and Educational Psychology Minor in German Studies
09/2007 – 2010: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey
M.Sc. in Media and Cultural Studies (coursework completed)
09/2001 – 06/2007: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey B.Sc. in Political Science & Public Administration Faculty of Economics and Administrative Studies
09/2000 – 06/2008: University of Anatolia, Eskisehir, Republic of Turkey
B.Sc. in Political Science Public Administration Faculty of Economics
09/1998 – 07/2000: Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Republic of Turkey
AA in Local Administration School of Afyon Vocational Higher
Inquiry Methodology is a unique and important program that is grounded in the unity of educational research methods and the research philosophy of social sciences. This program enables me to explore the intersections of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research as an integrated study. My training and research focus on researchers’ positionality, intersubjectivities, and horizons expansions as trust, truth-seeking through methodology by looking at various challenges in the discourse, content, thematic, biographical, and participatory research designs. Finally, I am interested in the construction and reframing of recognition theory that might create reflective and intersubjective pragmatism in the educational research to overcome current methodological problems and articulate the philosophy of research practices and the maxims of research methodology. Specifically, my research practices are based on ethnography, autobiography, duo-ethnography, narrative, feminist, phenomenology, visual analysis, critical discourse analysis, and conversation analysis.
Reflexivity, Positionality, Ethnography, Autoethnography, Methodological Ethics, Horizon Expansion, Expressionism, Poverty, Subaltern, Critical Theory, Power, Care and Love, Friendship as mentoring. Qualitative Methodology and Educational Research.
3/2020 – Present • Online Instructional Designer
8/2018 – 5/2020 • Associate Instructor
7/2016 – 7/2018 • Instructional Consultant
8/2015 – 6/2016 • Associate Instructor
08/2014 – 05/2015 • Graduate Assistant
08/2013 – 05/2014 • Graduate Assistant
02/2012 – 06/2012 • Media Consultant
It was a full-time paid job at the Chamber of Environmental Engineering, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects Ankara, Turkey. Supervisor: Baran Bozoglu
03/2009 – 06/2009 • Bureau Assistant on Refugees’ & Migrants’ Issues
03/2004 – 06/2008 • Librarian Assistant (Part-time)
12/2000 – 07/2001 • Elementary School Teacher
2019 - 2020 International Student Fellow Burnham Grant ($2,000.00)
2019 Indiana University Trentham Travel Fund ($400.00)
2016 - 2017 Indiana University International Student Cash Award ($1,665.00)
2015 - 2016 The Counseling and Educational Psychology Fellowship ($1,666.00)
2015 - 2016 Indiana University International Student Cash Award ($2,550.00)
2015 Indiana University Trentham Travel Fund ($300.00)
2014 International Services Cash Award GR ($2,900.00)
2013 Indiana University International Student Education Award
2013 Indiana University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant (PI: $12,000.00)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Comparative and International Education Society Amnesty International
Indiana University Turkish Student Association Turkish American Scientists and Scholar Association (TASSA)
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Part-Time) 2017 – 2018
INDIANA UNIVERSITY- SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, Indiana University
• Coding, Analyzing Teachers and Students Interview by using an existing coding scheme.
• Using the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) scales to code teachers’ instructional videos to determine the instructional quality
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Part-Time) 2015-2017
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-METHODIST HOSPITAL FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY
The Family Medicine Center
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Study Title: Evaluating residents' learning in online and in-class learning models
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Part-Time) (2014 – 2017)
SCHOOL OF NURSING - INDIANA UNIVERSITY
The School of Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Project: Heart Math Simulation for Nursing Education (2014-2017) Simulation Laboratory
Project: Indiana University Simulation Integration Project (2014-2017)
Project: Indiana University Interprofessional Education Project (2013-2017)
Study Title: Evaluating residents' learning in online and in-class learning models
FIELD RESEARCHER (June – July 2008)
INSTITUTE OF POPULATION STUDIES, HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY, Ankara, Turkey
Project Tittle: National Research on Domestic Violence Against Women in Turkey, 2009
VICE- PRESIDENT (2017- 2018)
Vice-President of Aikido Sports Club at Indiana University Duties:
•To attend Sport Club Meetings
•To organize the member's meetings
•To get more funds to support activities
PRIVATE TUTOR (2016- 2019)
Volunteer at the Monroe Public Library (VITAL) Duties:
•To help Foreigners, or New Residents in Bloomington to learn everyday English language.
•To help learners to learn how to use the library resources.
•To teach learners basics information about the test that they should take
PRESIDENT (2015- 2016)
President of Indiana University - Turkish Student Association Duties:
•The organizational efforts about the events to increase solidarity among Turkish Community
•The management of fund applications
•The representation of Turkish Culture in Bloomington and at IU
•The empowerment of minorities and oppressed groups
Vice President of Inquiry Brownbag Community at School of Education, Indiana University
•The organization of meetings and talks about the program
•To encourage the students to share their ideas and problems in the scholar community.
•To create the space and time to update the shared academic information
I shall develop the thesis that anyone acting communicatively must, in performing any speech act, raise universal validity claims and suppose that they can be vindicated.
First-time bloggers often chase the big spikes in traffic that come with a viral post or a big media mention. Then lightning finally strikes… and they come to realize that those surges in traffic are made up mostly of people who aren’t very engaged and who don’t stick around for very long. (c)
I think that the most valuable thing in an academia is there might be a scholarly collaborative environment in which I might have a chance to learn from you and share what I know with you. Collective consciousness in an academia would be more valuable with your existence.