Bilkent University Department of American Culture and Literature

Ayşe Çelikkol, Assistant Professor

Ayşe Çelikkol received her Ph.D. in English from Rice University in 2006 after earning a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in 1998 and a B.A. in English from Beloit College in 2000. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as assistant professor of English at Macalester College.

Dr. Çelikkol's areas of research include nineteenth-century British and American literature, liberalism, and the history of globalization. Her book, Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2011), examines romance elements in British literature that represented the emergence of a globalized free-market economy. Her essays have appeared in journals and electronic media such as American Literature, ELH, Victorian Poetry, Literature Compass, and BRANCH. Her essay "Economics and Globalization" is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literature and Culture.

Çelikkol teaches in the departments of English Language and Literature (ELIT) and American Culture and Literature (AMER). In addition to surveys of fiction and poetry, she offers courses on the intersections of literature, politics, and economics. Her recent courses have focused on cosmopolitanism, transatlantic literature, and cultures of global capitalism.


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